SHOOT FLY SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOSHOP CLASSES

TOP 6 MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR DSLR CAMERA

2. CAMERA LENSES

People often think that if you have a fancy camera you can take fancy photos. Not true– it’s more about the lenses than the camera body itself. Okay, and mostly it’s about the person behind the camera but having a great lens is half the battle. The kit lens is good for learning the ropes but you’ll quickly outgrow it.

There’s two types of lenses. Prime, or fixed, lenses have one depth of field– they don’t zoom in and out. Zoom lenses can zoom in and out through various depths. A favorite of mine is the 50mm f/1.8 lens. It’s called the ‘nifty fifty’ because it’s versatile and has a very low price point compared to other lenses, but it is fixed, which means it won’t zoom. You’ll also need to focus it yourself, which is kinda hard for me and my bad eyesight.

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