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How to Make a Great Shot with an Ultra Wide Lens: Using the Tamron 15-30mm
Scott Kelby
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lessons: 14 Course Lessons
duration: 50min
published: 2019
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How to Make a Great Shot with an Ultra Wide Lens: Using the Tamron 15-30mm
with Scott Kelby
Shooting with an ultra-wide-angle lens opens up all kinds of new creative possibilities for photographers. Join Scott Kelby as he explores Tamron's new SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. Scott explains how easy the lens is to use and shares some tips and techniques for getting the most out of an ultra-wide-angle lens. He takes viewers on a location shoot to the historic Tampa Theater and gets some great shots. This class will get you excited about the possibilities of shooting ultra-wide.
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lesson 1: First Look (free course preview)
Scott describes the new look and features of Tamron's ultra wide angle lens and what kind of photography would benefit from a lens like this.
3min, 32sec
lesson 2: The Advantage of Ultra-Wide
Start exploring the creative possibilities of shooting with a wide angle lens.
3min, 33sec
lesson 3: Features
Scott talks about some of the lens features like optical image stabilization, responsive auto focus, weather-seal, and easy firmware updates.
5min, 11sec
lesson 4: Nerd Stuff
Scott delves into the technology that allows this lens to give you less color aberration and distortion.
1min, 54sec
lesson 5: Ultra-Wide-Angle Technique
Ultra-wide is great at delivering exaggerated perspective. Scott offers some tips on shooting from a low angle and recommends some accessories to help.
14min, 37sec
lesson 6: Location Shoot: Tampa Theater
Scott is going to demonstrate the Tamron 15-30mm on a location shoot at the Tampa Theater.
2min, 30sec
lesson 7: Location Shoot: From the Stage
Scott takes the first shot on location from on the theater stage looking back to into the house.
6min, 10sec
lesson 8: Location Shoot: Front Row
The next shot will be a bracketed shot from the front row of seats in the theater.
3min, 50sec
lesson 9: Location Shoot: Down the Aisles
Another good shot to capture in a large venue is an angle from the center aisle.
2min, 21sec
lesson 10: Location Shoot: Back of the Theater
The camera is up on a tripod and positioned at the back of the theater towards the stage.
50 sec
lesson 11: Location Shoot: Lobby
Scott finds another great shot on his way to the balcony.
1min, 40sec
lesson 12: Location Shoot: Leading Lines
This shot is from the stairway leading up to the balcony. Scott uses leading lines to draw the eye towards the stage.
43 sec
lesson 13: Location Shoot: Balcony
Getting up at a high angle is another way to utilize the ultra wide angle lens.
47 sec
lesson 14: Give It a Try!
The new Tamron 15-30mm lens is accessible to everybody. Make sure to go out and try some of these techniques.
2min, 29sec
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