Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Who is this course for?, part of Foundations of Photography: Lenses.
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The title lenses might make you think that this course is going to be about…technical optics stuff and lens buying.…And while there will be some technical discussion, this course is not meant as…a lesson in optics.…Several of your camera's most critical controls sit on the lens.…Your choice of lens and how you use it will determine the composition of your shot,…set the sense of space and proportion in the final image,…how deep or shallow the depth of field in your image will be, and overall…sharpness and contrast.…Furthermore, your choice of lens and your understanding of its controls will…determine whether you can work as quickly as you need to get the shots that you want.…
This course is going to assume a fundamental understanding of exposure, so if…you haven't yet worked through the Foundations of Photography: Exposure course,…you might want to do that before taking on this one.…I'll be using terminology here that is defined and explained in exposure as…well as building on some of the practices and habits that you should have developed there.…
- 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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