Keep your gear clean: how to remove dust from DSLR sensor and lenses

Luca Foscili, Portrait photographer & retoucher

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4 Videos (27m)
    • Intro

    • Explanation of the tools I use

    • Cleaning the lenses

    • Cleaning the reflex


About This Class

If you owned a DSLR camera from some time now, maybe you'd start to notice weird spots on your photos that shouldn't be there:


They should be visible, mostly, when you shoot with high f/ numbers (such as f/16 - f/22), but they could be annoying even at bigger apertures.

There is a good chance that the spots you notice are caused by dust deposited on the sensor of your camera!

It's quite a normal thing, don't worry!

Every time you switch a lens with another one, or when you shoot with a zoom lens, there is a chance that dust will move and find its way to the sensor chamber and deposit itself on the sensor.

In this class I'll show you how I clean my equipment after a long journey outdoor:


You will notice a difference in the sky color, but that's because of course it took some time to clean my gear, the sun shifted position ;)

If you look closely you will also notice a few new spots, that's because when blowing with the pump they moved.

You can repeat the procedure I showed you as many times as you need, until you're completely satisfied!

As always, if you have any question let me know in the comments! :)

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very useful and detailed !





Luca Foscili

Portrait photographer & retoucher

I'm Luca Foscili, an award winning photographer and retoucher specializing in portraits.

I'm from Italy and I started my professional photography career in early 2017.

Let's talk about what I teach on Skillshare.

By watching my classes you're going to learn my post production method, but I will also explain to you how the photo used as a base for the retouch was taken (which lens, which camera, light conditions, etc.).

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