DSLR Photography: Using Your Lens

Photo Essentials x Justin Bridges

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11 Videos (1h 6m)
    • Introduction

    • Lens Anatomy

    • Understanding Focal Length and Field of View

    • Deep Dive: Portrait Photography

    • Deep Dive: Object Photography

    • Deep Dive: Street Photography

    • Deep Dive: Landscape Photography

    • Editing Tips & Tricks

    • Final Thoughts

    • Bonus: Buying Tips for Lenses

    • 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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Awesome class and instruction for anyone who loves photography.
One of my favorite instructors; learned a lot about the different lenses. This class helped me choose my next lens to add to my kit! Thanks Justin!
I never understood the key info regarding lenses...you would just sort of figure out which ones are popular but I really wanted to fully understand what-why-etc - Justin is a great at explaining this all - I've watched some of his previous videos on Skillshare - would really recommend him!





Give your photos the professional editing touch in this new class with Justin Bridges, coming Fall 2018!

Justin covers everything you need to know after the moment you snap your photo, from thinking through your approach to the edit to final touches and sharing your work. Key lessons include:

How to shoot for a smooth edit Technical fixes for every photo Creative techniques to achieve your vision Rescuing a problematic image Importing, organizing, and exporting ...

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