DSLR Photography II: Understanding Lenses, Focal Length & Shooting | Photo Essentials x Justin Bridges | Skillshare

DSLR Photography II: Understanding Lenses, Focal Length & Shooting

Photo Essentials x Justin Bridges

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11 Lessons (1h 6m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Lens Anatomy

    • 3. Understanding Focal Length and Field of View

    • 4. Deep Dive: Portrait Photography

    • 5. Deep Dive: Object Photography

    • 6. Deep Dive: Street Photography

    • 7. Deep Dive: Landscape Photography

    • 8. Editing Tips & Tricks

    • 9. Final Thoughts

    • 10. Bonus: Buying Tips for Lenses

    • 11. Learn More from Justin

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About This Class

Love photography? Unlock professional-level photos in just 60 minutes!

Take total control of your images with this DSLR photography class perfect for enthusiasts of all levels. Taught by photographer Justin Bridges, you'll discover why your lens is just as important as your camera and how to get more from your gear to achieve exactly the images you want.

Straightforward lessons include:

  • Understanding focal length and field of view
  • The best lenses for portrait, landscape, and street photography
  • Balancing exposure with different lenses
  • Easy editing tips to take your photos further

Plus, Justin shares his favorite lens, go-to focal lengths for different photos, and buying tips for all budgets. By the end, you'll understand how to get the most out of the lenses you have, combine your camera and your lens for best results, and confidently capture the images you've always imagined.


New to DSLR cameras? Take Justin's Fundamentals of DSLR Photography class!


Get out of auto-mode and into manual with these easy-to-follow lessons! You'll learn how to:

  • Balance shutter speed, aperture, and ISO for perfect exposure
  • Freeze and blur motion via shutter speed
  • Control background blur via aperture
  • Edit your photos in 5 minutes or less

Justin also shares go-to camera settings, must-have gear, and budget picks to build your kit.

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Justin Bridges is a fashion and portrait photographer based in New York City. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Justin began his pursuit of photography as a college student studying finance and economics. Although he opted for an early career as a finance professional at Goldman Sachs, he realized the need to align his career with his love of photography.

Justin's approach is to capture the untraveled moment and apply a feeling of art and thoughtfulness to each photograph.


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