Lens Choice: A Beginner's Guide

Indeana Underhill, Toronto Photographer

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6 Videos (23m)
    • Introduction

    • Your Project

    • The Crop Factor

    • Portrait Comparison

    • Things to Keep in Mind

    • Wrap Up


About This Class

Choosing a Focal Length: A Beginner's Guide

This class was made to help you purchase and use the right lenses for your own personal photography. What decisions go into choosing the right focal length for your image? How does compression and distortion work and on what is it most apparent? What lenses are a must-have in your bag that will help you tell your own story correctly?

These are the questions that you will start to answer in this class. It will focus on doing comparisons between different focal lengths with the same subject, give tips for purchasing lenses and a starter guide for specific genres of photography. Learning about lenses and their relative focal lengths will bring a whole new perspective to your photographic style. You will begin to be able to breakdown your favourite images and think about why your favourite photographer's used that lens versus the other.  

Be creative, daring and take great photos, with a whole new understanding of how and why.

For more of my work, you can check out my Instagram or website.



19 of 20 students recommendSee All

Very nice course. Really informative as it gave me just what I needed to get started with lens. I recently understood aperture-shutter speed-iso triangle and I was wondering what role lens are playing. I found this course and I really learnt a lot. Also I like the tutor teaching style. Thnx
Very informative class, very clearly delivered with clear indication on what affects can and will be achieved. I have many of these lenses both primes and zooms but never really used them to all potential, i am now eager to get out in beautiful London and see what i can do.





Indeana Underhill

Toronto Photographer

I am a Canadian-born photographer and camera trainee splitting my time between my home in Toronto and the rest of the world. 

My passion and enthusiasm for the camera department has led me to travel over the past 6 months between Europe, Iceland, North and South America. I have been working with various film companies, being trained in optics and camera, whilst discovering a new perspective through my photography. 

As I continue to travel in 2016, I am constantly on the look out for new collaborations and striking visuals. 

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Follow my blog for my most up to date travels and if you are nearby, let's get together and shoot!