New Lynda.com Course: Foundations of Photography – Specialty Lenses

January 9, 2013 by
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Mostly, good photography is about the skill of the photographer. That said, a lot of photographs are only possible with the right type of lens, and there are a lot of lenses out there tailored to very specific types of shooting. In this new course, I go into detail on how to shoot with ultra-wide-angle lenses, super telephotos, fisheyes, Tilt/Shift, and more. If you’ve been wondering if any of these types of lenses are right for you, or you’ve already got one and want to know more about what it can do, then you’ll want to check out my Lynda.com course Foundations of Photography: Specialty Lenses.

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12 Comments on New Lynda.com Course: Foundations of Photography – Specialty Lenses

  1. Alisa on Sun, 27th Jan 2013 1:49 am
  2. I am fully into your courses on Lynda. They are fantastic!

    I live in the Bay Area and I wonder if you teach any classes locally?

    Thanks!

  3. Steve on Wed, 6th Feb 2013 11:58 am
  4. In the Lynda.com video of specialty lenses, you were wearing a camera sling of some type that looked like it didn’t hook onto the tripod mount part of the bottom of the camera. What strap was that or what are you currently using where you don’t have to use the tripod area of the camera?
    You are a great speaker and I love your videos. Your voice is perfect for listening.

    Thank you

  5. Ben on Fri, 15th Feb 2013 3:28 pm
  6. Hi Steve,

    That was a LumaLoop sling strap which, unfortunately, is no longer available. There are other slings available, but none are as low-profile as the Luma sling was. The best alternative is the Joby: http://joby.com/camera-straps/ultrafit-sling-strap-for-men

    I’m using a Really Right Stuff grid plate which, in addition to a place to attach a strap, also includes a tripod socket, so you don’t have to remove it if you want to attach the camera to something besides your normal tripod. Highly recommended! And thank you for the kind words!

  7. Cathy Brock on Thu, 4th Apr 2013 10:16 pm
  8. Ben,

    I have watched all your Lynda.com videos and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. I am currently watching Inkjet Printing for Photographers. In this video and an earlier one I watched you were teaching a workshop at the Oklahoma Arts Institute. I leave in the Midwest and would like to attend one of your workshops. I checked the website but they have not posted their Fall 2013 workshops. Will you be teaching a workshop this fall and if so, when and how do I sign up?

    Thank You and keep producing your Lynda videos.

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  10. Hi Ben

    I was watching “Working with Ultra-Wide Lenses” and you were showing the differences between 16mm and 18mm. You first showed a picture taken at 16mm, then you showed the same picture zoomed in to 18mm but the picture shows that it’s wider with more of the view in the frame. Is this a mistake?
    I can’t see how 16mm has less field of view than 18mm.

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