Canon Lenses: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Canon Lenses: From Snapshots to Great Shots

by Jerod Foster

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Canon Lenses: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jerod Foster

Lenses are a considerable investment for any photographer and require understanding their features and a making plan for purchase. You might buy several camera bodies, but quality lenses should last a lifetime!

You need a book that goes beyond the camera manuals to teach you how to select and use Canon lenses to take great shots. This guide by pro photographer Jerod Foster will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures.

Foster starts with the basics of using different lenses in the Canon lineup–from kit, to wide angle, to telephoto, to zoom, and more, to understand what they do and how their features affect your images. He discusses factors such as depth of field, perspective, and compression and which types of lenses are right for your style of shooting. Whether it’s portraits, landscapes, or street photography, you will have a better understanding of your equipment and understand your choices for investing in lenses.

Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780133904079
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 11/20/2014
Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 858,562
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jerod Foster is a Texas based, freelance editorial and travel photographer, and author of SONY NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots; Color, A Photographer’s Guide to Directing the Eye, Creating Visual Depth, and Conveying Emotion; and Storytellers: A Photographer’s Guide to Developing Themes and Creating Stories with Pictures. He also leads photography workshops and is a photography professor at Texas Tech University. Visit his website and read his popular photography “Field Lighting” tips and blog at

Table of Contents


1. Top Seven Things to Know about Lenses:

· Fast vs. Slow

· Full frame vs. crop sensor

· Autofocus vs. manual focus

· Prime vs. zoom

· Minimum Sustaining Shutter Speed

· The Lens Trinity

· Investment

2. Depth of Field and Perspective

3. The Lineup: Ultra Wides and Wides

4. The Lineup: Standard Zooms and Primes

5. The Lineup: Medium, Standard, and Super Telephotos

6. The Lineup: Specialty Lenses

7. Accessorizing

8. Lens Rigs

9. Best Practices

10. Post-processing

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Canon Lenses: From Snapshots to Great Shots 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can u put the next fanfic at the 2 res! Also i think the story need to be longer other than that great proluge i rate that 5 stars -KawaiiXerneas
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Canon Lenses was helpful in understanding digital photography lenses. I like the way author explains how each pictures is taken with different lenses which include writing acronym next to it. The readers see what kinds of lenses are being used that the author captures in his stunning pictures. I recommend reading this book whoever wants to use more than one lens for their camera.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is at res before so sorry!!!~Marie &#9788