Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting telephoto, part of Foundations of Photography: Lenses.
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When you shoot telephoto, whether you're shooting sports or shooting nature or …just spying on your neighbors, you're capturing a very narrow crop of the world. …One of the tricky things about shooting extreme telephoto is that when you take …that very narrow crop of the world, it's very easy to see when that crop is …moving around. That can make it very difficult to frame. …It's hard to really get zeroed in on the bit that you want. …Well, what's more, as you learned in the Foundations of Photography Exposure course, …it can require a much shorter shutter speed when you're shooting at extreme telephoto. …As you'll recall, the handheld shutter speed rule says that your shutter speed …when shooting handheld should never drop below 1 over your focal length. …So I have here a 70-200 millimeter zoom lens and right now I'm putting it on a …focal length of 100. …According to the handheld shutter speed rule that means my shutter speed should …not go below 1/100th of a second. …If it does, I'm going to risk camera shake, which is going to blur my image. …
- 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
Douglas Kirkland on Photography: A Photographer's Eyewith Douglas Kirkland41m 55s Appropriate for all
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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