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

Hi all! I'm ​Luca Foscili, italian professional photographer and retoucher

Let me ask you:
Why would you buy premade actions/presets for your post production workflow, when you can make your own?

Sure, you will save the time you need to build them...

Yes, presets bought from worldwide known professional must be great...


Would you REALLY give up YOUR personal touch to YOUR own pictures for the reasons mentioned above???

I used some presets when I started and let me tell you that creating your own is 100% more satisfying!

By watching me create my own filters, you'll understand how to create yours!

Anyway, I will share with you my presets in case you really need them.

These are the basic classes for who's starting out with post production, I strongly advise that you enroll to them if you are a beginner! :)

If you want to connect with me on other platform, follow these links:

YouTube - Instagram - Facebook

Now sit back and enjoy the ride, I'm going to explain everything I know to you!

If you have any questions or request don't be afraid to ask, that's exactly the reason why I'm here! ;)