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Fujifilm X-T3 Fast Start


Fujifilm X-T3 Fast Start


Class Description


  • Leverage the new viewfinder for live view and playback
  • Understand how to navigate and customize the menus, modes, and settings
  • Know when and how to use the sports mode for subject tracking and fast shutter speeds
  • How to take advantage of the film simulation and grain effect modes
  • Use the 4k film options for incredible video performance with amazing opportunities for color grading in post production


The Fujifilm X-T3 is a mirrorless digital Fujifilm camera, hauling features from the 26.1-megapixel sensor to the 4K video and up to 30 fps shutter. But the Fujifilm’s X-T3 long list of features is just money wasted if you don’t actually know how to find them and put them to use. Skip the floundering through menus and join photographer John Greengo exploring the camera’s many features, from customizing the camera to understanding subject-tracking focus.

This class is designed for photographers using the Fujifilm X-T3, from those just pulling it out of the box to photographers that just haven’t found all the camera’s features yet. The class can also serve as an in-depth look if you’re not yet sure if the Fujifilm X-T3 is the best camera for you.

This Fuji camera class covers the camera from understanding the controls to customizing the menu.

What's packed in this Fujifilm camera Fast Start? Learn the vital information in less time than it takes to analyze the menu -- and have more fun doing it too.


  • Action Photographers
  • Videographers
  • New Fujifilm X-T3 Camera owners


John Greengo has led more than 50 classes covering the in-depth features of several different DSLR camera models and mirrorless options, including Fast Starts for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and Panasonic. The award-winning photographer is one of the most celebrated CreativeLive instructors, leading classes covering a myriad of topics, including the previous Mark II and Mark III 5D cameras. Greengo has used the 5D series since the first 5D. He's led photographers through the ins and outs of advanced options like the EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II to entry-level Canon Rebel cameras like the Rebel T6i and T6.


  1. Class introduction

    John shares his personal experience with the Fujifilm X-T3 and what stands out about this mirrorless digital camera. Learn what will be covered in this class, what materials you’ll receive and which other photography classes he teaches on CreativeLive that can supplement your learning experience. John shares what you need for this class: how to prep your camera and access firmware updates.

  2. Photo Basics

    Get a quick brush up on the basic components of the digital mirrorless camera: John’s graphics show how aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, and the aps-c sensor work together to capture images

  3. Camera Controls: Exposure Control

    Take a quick tour of the exposure controls on the camera as John shows you where they’re located and what they do.

  4. Camera Controls: Top Deck

    Explore the top deck of the XT-3 with John and learn how to access and configure the majority of the camera’s controls. John shows real examples of images to highlight the effect of different ISO, shutter speed, and aperture settings. Learn how to custom set ISO ranges, the XT-3’s exposure tendencies, how to control aperture with different lenses, how and when to prioritize aperture or shutter speed, how the exposure compensation dial works, and when to use manual exposure.

  5. Camera Controls: Drive and Metering

    How do face detection and eye detection work on the XT-3? What are John’s recommended Fuji flash models? Dive into metering and drive mode in this class and learn how to configure settings that will ensure you capture the best possible photograph. John shows you the best drive modes for high-speed subjects and continuous shooting and how to configure bracketing on the XT-3 to take different versions of the same image to choose from later. Learn how bracketing can help you in tricky or low light or with specific subjects such as in architecture or product photography; John covers auto exposure, ISO, dynamic range, film simulation and focus bracketing.

  6. Camera Controls: Back Side

    In this lesson, John demonstrates how to access and configure controls in the electronic viewfinder and LCD touchscreen, as well as how to access and reprogram the auto exposure lock and auto focus lock.

  7. Quick Menu Overview

    What settings are available in the default quick menu and what are they used for? John shares how to adjust the focus box size and move the focus point, a unique feature to the XT-3. Get quick access to AF mode, dynamic range, white balance, noise reduction, image size, image quality, and more.

  8. Camera Controls: Back Side Navigation

    As you get to know your camera, make the most of its customization by reprogramming controls to your specific needs. Learn the default settings for the Fn buttons and how to use and lock the focus stick button.

  9. Camera Controls: Left Side, Right Side, Bottom and Front

    John continues to navigate the camera body in this lesson - no feature remains a mystery. Learn the types of connections your camera is capable of, how to access memory cards and the battery compartment, how to attach grips and lenses, and how the new X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor compares to other x series sensors on the market.

  10. Lenses

    What do you need to know to choose the right camera lens for your XT-3? In this lesson, John overviews basic lens components, current lenses on the market (x-mount and adaptor-friendly) and his recommendations, and how to update lens firmware.

  11. Menu Functions: Image Quality

    Jump into a deep dive of menu functions, as John models how to navigate the XT-3 menu and shares invaluable recommendations for each configuration, including his recommendations for general and advanced users. Learn how to manipulate image quality through dynamic range, noise reduction and color space among other settings. John shares how to save jpegs and raw files of your photos for image processing.

  12. Menu Functions: Focus Settings

    Configuring focus can be tricky, depending on the lighting and your subject. Thankfully the XT-3 is equipped with settings such as AF-C (auto focus continuous) to track and analyze your subject. John breaks down how to best configure this setting depending on the movement and placement of your subject. Learn how to set your focus area, toggle between auto and manual focus and use focus check.

  13. Menu Functions: Shooting Setting

    The XT-3 features ample shooting settings: John shows you how to access them and advises on when to use specific settings, such as bracketing, burst, sports finder mode and mechanical shutter vs. electronic shutter configurations.

  14. Menu Functions: Flash Settings

    Understand the basics of working with flash, especially the higher end flash packed with feature settings the XT-3 is designed for. John recommends a supplementary flash class for further orientation.

  15. Menu Functions: Movie Setting

    The XT-3 boasts incredible video recording capabilities; learn how to make the most of its features, many of which cross over from still photography shooting. John reviews movie modes, the difference between H.265 and H.264 compression ratios, and video recording settings such as shooting in F-log and MF Assist configuration.

  16. Menu Functions: User Settings

    Customize the basics of your XT-3 in this lesson, such as date and time, sensor cleaning and sound set-up.

  17. Menu Functions: Screen Set Up

    In this lesson, models how to control what you see on your screen: configure EVF and LCD display and the settings you want to see in the viewfinder. Declutter or add more settings; it’s up to you.

  18. Menu Functions: Button Dial Settings

    Make your XT-3 truly yours by adjusting button assignments to your needs. Need to focus on the fly and change what appears in the Quick Menu? Reprogram buttons for one-handed operation? Set up back button programming? Lock specific controls if you’re sharing your camera with others? John answers your customization questions in this lesson.

  19. Menu Functions: Power Management and Save Data Set Up

    Have you ever battled with quickly waning battery life? In this lesson, John shows you how to configure settings that affect the power and efficiency of your camera, make the most of the two card slots, and even insert copyright information into the metadata of your image files.

  20. Menu Functions: Connection Settings

    The XT-3 can connect to a variety of devices; John reviews Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connections and remote control of your camera. See a demo of how to pair your phone to your camera to enable remote release and live-view shooting. Learn how to print directly to a Fujifilm Instax printer, enable tethering and edit geotagging and location information stored in your photos.

  21. Menu Functions: My Menu

    John models how to customize your camera menu and shares his recommendations for ease-of-use.

  22. Menu Functions: Playback Menu

    Are you shooting without access to a computer? The playback menu offers basic image processing options on the camera itself. See how to access raw conversion, cropping, resizing and image rotation, among other capabilities.

  23. Camera Operations

    The plethora of options the Fujifilm XT-3 offers can seem overwhelming, however John has assembled simple and practical resources to help you best configure your camera. See his hierarchy of functions to understand how to best program your device so that you’ll never have to dive into the default menu for what you need. Learn the most important shortcuts shared in an included pdf resource. Perhaps most invaluable, John shares his recommended settings for different types of photography: a simple set-up, landscape shots, portraits, action shots, and basic photography. John’s expertise and clear visual presentation de-mystify complex camera configuration.


Eric Geerts

I've been with CL for quite a while and I pretty much got used to (all of) John's top quality classes. Kinda been waiting for this one over the last months. So thanks again, John, for your consistent 5 star quality standard!!

Robert Felice

I loved this class! How much did I love this class? I loved this class and I don't even have an X-T3! I have the Fujifilm X100V, a camera similar enough to the X-T3 that this class easily covered 85% - 90% of the features on my camera. It's also a camera new enough that there isn't much available on how to use it. This class got the job done for me. Well done, John!

GD Rothenberg

I have listened to, or read, virtually everything I could find about this camera. Even though I am an intermediate photographer I have struggled to learn about this camera as it's quite sophisticated and has some unique features. I can't stress enough how well John Greengo simplifies and explains this camera's systems. He had great diagrams and well thought out examples that clearly demonstrate the key points. This course is invaluable and every XT3 purchaser would benefit from watching this course.