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What Every Photographer Should Know About Lenses

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Have you ever tried to learn about lenses, only to be overwhelmed by choice and technical information? Whether you're a first-time photographer or a seasoned professional, it can be a daunting task. If you've ever wondered how lenses work, what makes a good or bad lens, and how to pick the one that's right for the kinds of photos you want to take, this is the course for you.

Dave Bode will take you on a comprehensive journey through the world of lenses, from common terms and acronyms through to field-of-view, lens coatings, the difference between full and non-full frame lenses, focus systems, and more. This course covers practical know-how including focal length, aperture, image stabilization and more, to help you choose the right lens for every situation.

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Free Preview: What Every Photographer Should Know About Lenses

Introduction

02:27

1.Introduction
1 lesson, 02:27

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1.1
Introduction
02:27

2.How Do Lenses Work?
3 lessons, 43:08

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2.1
Focal Length and Field-of-View
09:02

2.2
Aperture
12:45

2.3
What Does A Bad Lens Look Like?
21:21

3.Special Lens Features
1 lesson, 09:34

3.1
Stabilization, Coatings, and Focusing Motors
09:34

4.Choosing a Zoom Lens
5 lessons, 44:07

4.1
Standard Zoom Lenses
12:53

4.2
Wide Angle Zoom Lenses
08:55

4.3
Medium Telephoto Zooms
06:24

4.4
Telephoto Lenses
09:29

4.5
Super Zoom Lenses
06:26

5.A Guide to Prime Lenses
2 lessons, 26:57

5.1
The Good and Bad of Prime Lenses
04:53

5.2
Fish Eye Lenses
22:04

6.Getting Perspective Right in Your Photographs
3 lessons, 35:17

6.1
The Right Lens For Portrait Photography
11:19

6.2
Compress For Composition
07:51

6.3
Guide to Macro Lenses
16:07

7.Conclusion
1 lesson, 02:22

7.1
Conclusion
02:22


Dave Bode is the leading expert on video and audio production in the upstate NY area. Working as a camera operator, editor, inventor, motion graphics designer, recording engineer, and studio musician, he truly is the Production Swiss Army Knife. Dave has created content for VH1 and Discovery Networks as well as inspirational videos that have been seen by millions. In early 2011, Dave started his own business (BODEMEDIA.TV) helping people create great looking videos.
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