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6 Videos (22m)
    • About the Class

    • Your Project

    • What is a Prime Lens?

    • Testing Primes

    • Choosing Your Primes

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Lenses 101: Shooting with Primes

In this class, we will discover how to shoot with primes. Forget zooming in, how do we pick and choose a prime specific to an image? How do we know which to choose for a shoot? Which one do we start with? What are the benefits and drawbacks when compared to zooms?

These are the guiding questions for this class and for your approach to shooting with primes. We will learn abut what a prime lens is and how to use it to take great photos. This knowledge will further your photographer and also allow you to be more confident on shoots. 

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.

18 of 22 students recommendSee All

I enjoyed the instructor's down to earth feel. A prime lens has been on my purchase list for some time. I'm ready to make my move. I will get a nifty fifty f/1.4.
Kimberly Purcell

Just Want To Make and Learn Stuff

nice intro to prime lenses.
Markell Wilson

Conquer Your Fear!

If you are new to primes lenses or are considering buying a prime lens, this class is great! She lays out all the features both pros and cons.





Indeana Underhill

Lifestyle & Travel Photographer

Indeana is originally a Canadian photographer that now finds herself constantly on the move. Exploring culture, community and their countries- she is always trying to capture the story. Her classes aim to explore the principles of photography and what comes next.



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