Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video A word about camera brands, part of Foundations of Photography: Lenses.
If you've been shopping for a camera, you already know that there are a lot of…different brands and a lot of different cameras out there.…For that reason, we have made this course camera independent or camera agnostic.…There is no way that we can cover the specific controls of even one…brand's worth of camera.…And the good news is there's no reason for us to, because the things you are…going to learn here apply to any camera no matter who makes it and what…technology it may have inside. Because a lot of what we are going to talk here…is really just about physics and the way that light works.…That said, I want to say that you are going to see a lot of Canon gear here.…
Canon makes great cameras. So does Nikon, so does Pentax and so do Sony and…Panasonic and Olympus and Casio and many, many others.…The reason that we have chosen Canon for this course is that we have some…particular technical needs for some of the things that we are going to do in our production.…You're going to see large displays of the live view feed from a camera and some other things.…
- 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
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.