Lenses 101: Creativity with Vintage Lenses & DIY Filters

Indeana Underhill, Lifestyle & Travel Photographer

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5 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction

    • Helios 442

    • Lensbaby Spark

    • Macro

    • Getting Creative at Home


About This Class

Lenses 101: Getting Creative

You may be wondering what qualifies as a special effect lens or add on?

Well it's any type of lens that gives you a unique perspective on your own work. It allows you to take the next step and uncover the beauty of the unknown. How do these lenses work? Where can I get them? What effect will it give me?

This class is a journey through special effect lenses and being creative with a new perspective of stills and video. We will be exploring three different types of lenses to get you started and then dive in to at home ideas that are cheap but have fantastic results. 

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.



8 of 8 students recommendSee All

I love the new ideas and cannot wait to try them. Short, good review of what she is wanting us to try, nice photos.





Indeana Underhill

Lifestyle & Travel Photographer

A love of film is a given when beginning to look at a career in the industry. It was a given when I was named after Indiana Jones as well but that's a whole other story. The desire to work in the industry hit me like a truck watching Malick's Tree of Life

I entered the camera department because I couldn't do it. When I entered it, I didn't know where to begin. I had no knowledge of how to work a camera or the principles behind it. However, I knew I wanted to learn how to create the images we see on screen and fall in love with. However, it was important not just to have a vision but be able to execute it. Using the technical, practical, and creative application of camera, lighting and collaboration to realize a vision.

My passion and enthusiasm for the camera department has led me to travel over the past three years trying to learn all I can about the camera department and its industry. I have been working with a variety of film companies (shoutout to my Vantage family) being trained in optics, camera and their respective accessories. Learning lighting and becoming a voyeur on some fantastic mentor's sets (sending love to David Miller and Alexander Gruszynski) and finally, freelance assisting, operating and DPing on short films and a few documentary projects overseas. 

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