If you’ve just got your first DSLR and are wondering about what lens to get next, then this is the class for you! Join Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski as they devote an entire class to helping you understand everything you need to know about lenses for your DSLR. Whether you plan to shoot portraits, weddings, sports, or just head out into the world with your camera at the ready, this class will help you choose the right lens for the task at hand.
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Scott and Matt introduce the concepts covered in this class and begin the discussion of why you should move beyond the lens that came with your camera.
The choice of lens focal length has a huge impact on how much of the scene you can include in your photo.
Each lens has a maximum aperture opening, which is expressed in f/stop. The lower the f/stop number the larger the size of the aperture. The larger the aperture the more light can pass through the lens to the sensor.
The size of your sensor is a consideration in choosing your lenses.
After building the foundation for understanding lenses Scott and Matt discuss some of their favorite lenses.
Some lenses are better for capturing landscape scenes than others. Scott and Matt also discuss several accessories for shooting better landscape photos.
There are many considerations when traveling that will affect your choice of what lenses to bring.
When shooting weddings you want a fast lens that allows for shooting in low light and can produce a shallow depth of field to blur out the background.
For most sports photography you will need lenses that can bring distant subjects up close and have large apertures to allow for using action stopping shutter speeds.
There are a few accessories for your lenses that can help improve your shots.
Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), CEO of Kelby Media Group, author…
Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE…