Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding fisheye exposure, part of Foundations of Photography: Specialty Lenses.
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I'm standing here inside C Block on Alcatraz, and you know, as photographers we spend a lot…of time thinking about spatial relationships, about how one shape relates to another in a frame.…And as I stand here right now looking in this teeny tiny jail cell, I am very glad about…my relationship to the door.…I am on this side, not that side, and I really hope it always stays that way.…If you've never been to Alcatraz, it's really worth a trip.…Now that may sound strange.…Hey go have a great time at the prison, but it really is a fascinating piece of history…and the park service has done an extraordinary job of presenting it.…
The audio tour that you can do is really fascinating, and just being able to roam the grounds is really interesting.…We're here today with a ranger who is guiding us around to a lot of places that you normally don't get to see.…One of the things that's fascinating about Alcatraz is that there are several layers of history here.…There's the Civil War era fort layer, there is of course the prison, there is the Native…
The course begins with a look at several common and inexpensive lens attachments, from polarizers to neutral density filters. The course then explores ultra-wide angle and fisheye lenses as well as ultra-long telephoto and macro lenses. The course concludes with a look at tilt-shift lenses, which are useful for architectural photography and special effects, and at offbeat lenses, such as Lensbaby and Holga attachments.
The course also contains Photoshop postproduction advice and examples that illustrate the creative possibilities that an expanded lens collection provides. And because some specialty lenses are extremely expensive, the course also contains advice on renting gear.