Mastering Lenses: A Photographer’s Guide to Creating Beautiful Photos With Any Lens is written for everybody who wants to learn how to use their lenses to create better photos. As you get to know your lenses, and understand the effect of focal length and aperture on the aesthetics of the photo, you will learn how to use them to create dramatic, eye-catching images. Found here: The Mastering Lenses eBook
Lens choice is one of the most important aesthetic decisions that we make as photographers. We all need to learn to how to get the best out of the lenses that we already own. Mastering Lenses shows you how even a humble kit lens can create beautiful landscapes, portraits, close-up and travel photos.
Then there’s the decision about which lens (or lenses) to buy next. Whether your budget is $100 or $10,000 there is a lens for you . This book was written to help you make wise buying decisions. Most importantly, it shows you how to build a good lens collection without spending lots of money.
Topics Covered (151 pages):
- Why your kit lens is better than you think it is
- How to explore the creative potential of wide-angle lenses
- How the choice of lens and focal length affect the aesthetics of your images
- What ‘gear envy’ is and why you don’t need the most expensive lenses to make good photos
- Why you don’t have to spend a fortune on new lenses to get good image quality
- The relationship between field-of-view and crop factor
- Which lenses are the best to use for travel photography
- The key differences between zoom lenses and primes
- Why a 50mm prime lens could be one of the least expensive and most versatile lenses you ever own
- The benefits of using short telephoto lenses for close-up, portrait, landscape and travel photography
- How telephoto lenses can improve your composition
- How to obtain that shallow depth-of-field look with zoom lenses as well as primes
- What bokeh is and how to use it creatively
- Why lens choice is related to autofocus performance and how to tweak the autofocus performance of your lenses
- How to use teleconverters and extenders
- What Image Stabilizer technology is and how it can help you take sharper photos
- How to focus accurately with your lenses using autofocus
- How to focus accurately with your lenses using manual focus
- How mirrorless cameras are revolutionizing lens design
- How to calculate and use the hyperfocal distance in landscape photography
- What causes lens flare and how to prevent it
- How to use software to correct optical lens aberrations
- The six types of lens you can buy for your camera
- How to buy a new lens
- Why you should test your lenses to find the best aperture to use
This book will give you an excellent understanding of the different types of lens available for your camera. But more importantly you’ll learn how the choice of lens, focal length and aperture affect the aesthetics of your images. You’ll also learn that you don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive lenses if you don’t want to, and learn how to put creative considerations ahead of other features.
How to Get a Copy:
The guide comes in PDF format that can be read on computers, phones and most tablet computers.
Found here: The Mastering Lenses Guide
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