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What’s the Right Canon Lens for the Job? Scott’s Top Picks, When and Why
Scott Kelby
with Scott Kelby
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lessons: 11 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 23min
published: 2020
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What’s the Right Canon Lens for the Job? Scott’s Top Picks, When and Why
with Scott Kelby
Heads up Canon shooters, this is a class just for you! Join Scott Kelby as he shares his recommendations for which lenses he suggests using for each different genre of photography. These are the same recommendations he gives friends who ask him these types of questions all the time. From landscapes to weddings and astrophotography to street photography, Scott discusses the reasons behind each lens choice and gives suggestions for full frame, mirrorless, and crop sensor camera bodies. By the end of the class you’ll find that there are just a few key lenses that will probably cover the majority of your favorite photography scenarios.
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lesson 1: Things to Know Up Front (free course preview)
Join Scott as he introduces the class and starts the lay down the foundation with a few things you should know up front.
9min, 13sec
lesson 2: Landscape
Here are a few of Scott’s favorites for shooting landscapes.
16min, 20sec
lesson 3: Astrophotography
When pointing your lens up at the night sky, here are a few lenses to consider.
7min, 10sec
lesson 4: Portrait
Choosing the right lens for a portrait can make all the difference.
7min, 52sec
lesson 5: Sports
When shooting sports you want to be able to get right into where the action is happening.
13min, 34sec
lesson 6: Wedding
Here are Scott’s go-to lenses for shooting a wedding.
4min, 58sec
lesson 7: Travel
When traveling you might want to consider a mirrorless body to lower the weight you are carrying.
5min, 6sec
lesson 8: Wildlife
This genre has a lot of similarities to shooting sports. It is all about getting close.
4min, 50sec
lesson 9: Street Photography
When you want to be discrete, here are a few options to consider.
3min, 15sec
lesson 10: Macro Lenses
One option is to convert an existing lens to macro, and then there are dedicated lenses.
5min, 4sec
lesson 11: Architectural
This specialized genre has some specialized gear for capturing the best images.
6min, 3sec
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