Canon Lenses From Snapshots to Great Shots

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 11/6/2014
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
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Lenses are a considerable investment for any photographer and require understanding their features and a making plan for purchase. You might buy several camera bodies, but quality lenses should last a lifetime!


You need a book that goes beyond the camera manuals to teach you how to select and use Canon lenses to take great shots. This guide by pro photographer Jerod Foster will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures.


Foster starts with the basics of using different lenses in the Canon lineup–from kit, to wide angle, to telephoto, to zoom, and more, to understand what they do and how their features affect your images. He discusses factors such as depth of field, perspective, and compression and which types of lenses are right for your style of shooting. Whether it’s portraits, landscapes, or street photography, you will have a better understanding of your equipment and understand your choices for investing in lenses.


Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.


Author Biography

Jerod Foster is a Texas based, freelance editorial and travel photographer, and author of SONY NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots; Color, A Photographer’s Guide to Directing the Eye, Creating Visual Depth, and Conveying Emotion; and Storytellers: A Photographer’s Guide to Developing Themes and Creating Stories with Pictures. He also leads photography workshops and is a photography professor at Texas Tech University. Visit his website and read his popular photography “Field Lighting” tips and blog at jerodfoster.com.

Table of Contents


1. Top Seven Things to Know about Lenses:

·      Fast vs. Slow

·      Full frame vs. crop sensor

·      Autofocus vs. manual focus

·      Prime vs. zoom

·      Minimum Sustaining Shutter Speed

·      The Lens Trinity

·      Investment

2.      Depth of Field and Perspective

3.      The Lineup: Ultra Wides and Wides

4.      The Lineup: Standard Zooms and Primes

5.      The Lineup: Medium, Standard, and Super Telephotos

6.      The Lineup: Specialty Lenses

7.      Accessorizing 

8.      Lens Rigs

9.      Best Practices

10.    Post-processing

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