Learn Your Canon DSLR by Lynford Morton

Learn Your Canon DSLR

How to get off auto, choose the right shooting mode, and make photos with confidence

Your photo shoot in one word. Aaaaaargggh!

Ever feel like just screaming when you download your photos from a shoot?

You wasted so much time fidgeting with your camera rather than shooting. And the photo you thought would be the money shot? Zero!

To make things worse, everyone else from the same shoot is posting these amazing images. The whole experience has you wondering "What am I doing wrong???"

It's not your fault

For too long the camera industry has treated us like engineers and not regular people. Too many acronyms, fractions, and complicated rules. It's like they are trying to confuse you.

What we need is an explanation with simple step-by-step instructions, so you can easily create what you see in front of you.

Take the photography class made for Canon photographers struggling to learn your camera

Is this for you?

I have helped thousands of beginners and enthusiasts learn to take great pictures, and in that time, we've learned that certain types of people learn best with us.

Do you see yourself in any of these scenarios?

Passionate photographer
  • You are always the one who has the camera. Everyone assumes you will be the one who will take the family photos. 
  • You are never in any vacation photos. The family vacation memories are seen through your eyes. And that's the way you like it. 

New camera owner
  • You just bought a fancy new camera, and you want to get the most out of it. 
  • You aren't sure what all those buttons do, but you are sure that you could be awesome if you did. 
  • You tried reading books and watching YouTube videos, but you are still a little confused. 

Ready to get better
  • You see a great shot in your head, but when you take the photo, it never looks the same. 
  • You take 100 shots and get a few good ones, but it is mostly by chance. You'd like to be more deliberate about making great pictures. 
  • People tell you that you have a good eye for photography. You think you do okay, but you would love to get better. 

Back from a break
  • You took photography classes a long time ago when you were in school. You decided to get back into it again. Now you need to relearn the basics. 
  • Your parents were photographers. You grew up with cameras and learned from them. Now it's time to step out on your on. 
  • You used to shoot film cameras a long time ago. You just rediscovered photography with digital, and you are energized. 

Yes, I made this class for you

  • The lessons are specific for Canon DSLR cameras. You will learn how each lesson applies to the camera you own.
  • Step-by-step instructions for you to follow along with your Canon camera.
  • Each lesson provides an overview with lots of examples and shooting assignment for you to practice.
  • No more wondering how the instructor's lesson applies to your camera.

Here are the lessons included in your class

Introduction (Video)
8 mins
Introduction (Audio)
8 mins
Introduction (Slides)
15.2 MB
Private Facebook group & Contact info
1. Three Ways Your Camera Captures Light
1 - How the Exposure Triangle Works (Video)
10 mins
1 - How the Exposure Triangle Works (Audio)
10 mins
1 - How the Exposure Triangle Works (Slides)
40 MB
2 - How Wide the Shutter Opens Creates Blurry Backgrounds
2 - How Wide the Shutter Opens Creates Blurry Backgrounds (Video)
12 mins
2 - How Wide the Shutter Opens (Audio)
12 mins
2 - How Wide the Shutter Opens (Slides)
55.8 MB
3 - How Fast the Shutter Opens and Closes Shows Movement
3 - How Fast the Shutter Opens & Closes (Video)
19 mins
3 - How Fast the Shutter Opens & Closes (Audio)
19 mins
3 - How Fast the Shutter Opens & Closes (Slides)
65 MB
4. ISO Measures Sensitivity to Light
4 - ISO Measures Sensitivity to Light (Video)
11 mins
4 - ISO Measures Sensitivity to Light (Audio)
11 mins
4 - ISO Measures Sensitivity to Light (Slides)
28 MB
5. How to Choose the Right Shooting Mode
5 - Choosing the Right Shooting Mode (Video)
18 mins
5 - Choosing the Right Shooting Mode (Audio)
18 mins
5 - Choosing the Right Shooting Mode (Slides)
13.9 MB
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Take the class that earned 4.9 out of 5 Stars

  • This online class is based on my popular workshop that I taught for six years in Washington, DC. 
  • Thousands of photographers took this learning path to improve their photography.
  • Attendees consistently rated the class 4.9 out of 5 stars. 
Note: The workshop attendees had the benefit of in-person training, but this is the exact curriculum I taught them.

Here's what they said

Great class, Lynford! Good review for me and added new information as well. Lynford gave me a clear understanding of my camera's settings and when to use them. Thanks again, Lynford.
...he does provide instruction on how to become best friends with my camera and get much closer to "catching the photo" I want to get. Plus, Lyn doesn't make you feel like you are a dummy because you don't know your camera as well as a professional might.
I learned a lot and will immediately put those things into practice. Lynford is such a great teacher. Thanks Lynford!
Sharon B
Lyn is an amazing teacher! Wow. He was easy to understand/follow. I think I got sooo much more out of this than the price I paid for. Thanks again Lyn!
Helen L
I've been in two classes already and found learning something new each time. Moreover, I really appreciate Lyn's enthusiasm toward photography and patience in his students' learning.
Lynford's style was clear and straight forward - easy to understand and put into practice immediately.
Melanie L
The class was great! Thank you for offering it, Lynford! I needed to learn the fundamentals and your instruction helped me to understand it easily. I also know what all those buttons on my camera are for.
Awesome session today. I will never use the "automatic" setting ever again!

You're never alone

I know that there might be times when you have a question about the lesson or want to share your experiences. Join our private Facebook group to share your images and ask questions. Learn with other students and Lyn's office hours.


Who is this class for?

I created this online class for photographers and creatives who want to learn photography on their Canon DSLR cameras.

What’s included?

This class includes all the instruction needed to learn proper exposure on a DSLR. I also teach how to choose shooting modes on your Canon DSLR camera for creative effects such as blurry backgrounds, action photography, and low light without a tripod. The instruction is presented in video and audio formats. I also include PDF slides used for the class. You will also have access to a private Facebook group where you can interact with other students and the instructor.

What if I don’t understand something?

The instruction simplifies the learning experience, but this class comes with a private Facebook group where you can ask questions of your classmates. Your instructor also monitors the group and is available to respond to questions.

What is the format?

Classes are provided in video and audio formats. You will also have PDF versions of the class slides. 

Are there assignments?

There are exercises shared at the end of the core modules designed to reinforce the lesson.  

What is the time commitment?

You can invest as much or as title time as you choose. The instructional time runs for 78 minutes, but your success will depend on your investing time practicing and reinforcing what you’ve learned.

How do I sign up or gain access?

You can register for the class right here at learnyourcanondslr.com

How long do I have access?

You have lifetime access once you purchase the class.

Can I submit images for feedback?

This class does not include individual feedback on your images. It does include a private FB group where you can share images with other members for constructive criticism.

I don’t shoot a Canon DSLR. Would this still work for me?

Any examples or illustrations are based on the Canon DSLR system, however, the class teaches basic photography. If you can find the shooting modes and basic commands on your camera, you should be able to follow along and be successful.

What if I hate it?

Whoa now, hate is a pretty strong word! But if you are unhappy with the course, contact me within 30 days of your purchase, and I will refund your money. Simple as that. 🙂

I’m a beginner. Is this for me?

Yes, this class was created for photographers and creatives who just purchased a DSLR and are looking for help getting started.

What if I have additional questions or concerns?

Please send your feedback to me here.

Can I be an affiliate for this course?

Yes, please apply here to become an affiliate.

Your Photo Coach

Hi, I’m Lynford Morton, founder of the EOS Photographer podcast and Learning Center. I host the EOS Photographer podcast and am the primary photo coach in the EOS Photographer Learning Center. 

I’m so glad you stopped by to visit and learn with us. This is a community where you can learn photography in a supportive atmosphere. 

Here’s a little bit about me: 

Started teaching photography full time in 2010. 

Led Canon Live Learning program for Canon USA, responsible for creating all workshops and classes throughout the country. 

Taught more than 600 workshops while maintaining a 4.9/5 rating and launching thousands of photography careers. 

Host of the Shutterbug Life podcast, broadcasting 101 episodes with a perfect 5-Star rating. 

20-year career in public relations where I managed employee publications and created content for customers and stakeholders.