Canon: Bird Photography with Arthur Morris: Camera settings

Learn how features like Picture Style, White Balance, Back Button AF and other custom settings can help you capture beautiful photos of fast-moving wildlife. For more videos from this tutorial series, check out the Canon Digital Learning Center:
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  1. Matt Packer
    April 24, 2015 at 8:49 am #

    hey would u recommend cano 7d mark 2 and 400 f5.6 or new nikon 300 f4 vr
    and d7100 with tele converter

  2. Dave T
    April 24, 2015 at 9:34 am #

    Iv’e been doing a bit of bird photography of late and this great video by +Arthur
    Morris is very good in explaining some of the settings he uses in
    customising his camera controls for photographing birds in flight. His
    explanations are very clear and the video shows in detail how to set up a
    Canon camera for this purpose.

  3. Methodical2
    April 24, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    Just an FYI. The 7D2 gives you the ability to set both the Af-ON and *
    button for different metering (i.e. 2 back button Af). I have the AF-ON
    button set to One Shot (spot focus) and the * button set for Ai Servo,
    therefore, I no longer have to rely on the Ai servo back button bumping
    when I want to take a stationary shot.

    Also, it is more efficient to set up the Custom Shooting Modes (C1-C3) with
    all your settings that way you are ready to go and you don’t have to go
    back through the menus looking for things. For example: I have C1 set for
    general bird photography, C2 for sports photograpy and C3 for BIF. I use
    C3 because if in another mode and there’s a BIF opportunity, I can quickly
    turn the dial to C3 without looking (dial won’t go farther than C3 so I
    don’t have to look to verify correct setting) and I am quickly ready and in
    my BIF settings ready to go. Note: if you setup the Customs Shooting Modes
    and want any changes you make to take affect, you need to enable “auto

    Just something to think about

    April 24, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    good job thanks my friend .

  5. Galo Paguay
    April 24, 2015 at 11:15 am #


  6. Lojz tetičkovič
    April 24, 2015 at 11:35 am #

  7. CanonUSA
    April 24, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

  8. RingWraith66
    April 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

    Love these videos, can you do some going more into the various AF Cases and
    which ones to use in which situations as it relates to birding.

    April 24, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    thank you very much artie 🙂 for this great tips . i wish i can attend one
    of your classes, may be in the near future ( summer 2015) i might come and
    visit my beloved America, and i will be honored just in meeting you Sir. 

  10. Oskar Knut
    April 24, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    He’s so so good!

  11. Arthur Morris
    April 24, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    Folks are invited to learn more about the creation of the CLDC Bird
    Photography Series here:

  12. Christopher Mathes
    April 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

    I’ve taken one of Arthur’s workshops in Fl. I highly recommend it if you
    have a chance to join one. I learn so much during that workshop. Arthur is
    a great teacher