Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Lens caps, part of Foundations of Photography: Lenses.
It's beautiful day out here today and so I am on my walking around taking…pictures and I've got my 24-105, which is my nice walk-around lens, because it…gives me a good focal length range.…Note that I have no lens cap on my lens.…Now, what I am about say lot of people aren't going to agree with and your…personal choice is just fine.…I want to bring up just something for you to consider, which is, should you keep…lens caps on your lenses?…I keep lens caps on my lenses when I am in home and I am storing my lenses, but…when I go out to shoot, I take the lens-cap off and I put it away.…Like way away where I am not ever tempted to put it on the lens.…Sometimes in fact I will even leave them at home. Because if I am out shooting…in a street type situation or anytime where the situation might be changing…rapidly and I need to move quickly to get the shot, I don't want to have to…deal with the lens-cap.…
I have missed shots before because I pulled my camera out, thought "oh, lens-cap," and…taken it off.…
- Understanding field of view and camera position
- Depth of field and lens choice
- How to choose a lens
- Examining lens features
- Using specialized lenses such as fisheye and tilt/shift lenses
- Focusing techniques
- Using filters
- Camera maintenance
Skill Level Beginner
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Photography: Compositionwith Ben Long5h 29m Intermediate
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2. What Is a Lens?
3. Focal Length, Camera Position, and Composition
4. Depth of Field
5. Choosing a Lens
6. Advanced Autofocus
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