Watching the top photographer it showed that not everyone will love your photos but some people will and that you need to try your best to capture what your taking pictures of. Overall my thoughts on being a photographer is that it can be hard to find inspiration and motivation but when you do you can capture amazing photos.
1. Wide angles should be used when prominent foreground objects are present.
2. A common mistake of new photographers is they use wide angles incorrect.
3. Wide angles have the potential to drastically change your photography.
4. Some popular zoom lenses are 18-55mm, 18-135mm, 24-105mm, 24-70mm.
5. A aperture of f/4, f/2.8 or larger is usually a faster lens.
6. The shutter speed minimum is 1/500 to 1/1000.
7. Faster lenses have larger maximum apertures.
8. Less expensive lenses will generally have variable apertures, meaning as you zoom, the maximum aperture gets smaller.
9. More expensive lenses have a fixed aperture.
10. Lenses in the standard zoom range will cover moderate wide angles- typically 24mm to 35mm, to moderate telephoto lengths- around 70mm and up to about 105mm.
11. Standard lenses tend to range from about 35mm up to around 85mm.
12. Standard zooms are generally included in many SLR kits that come with lenses.
13. Some standard zooms are 18-55mm, 18-135mm, 24-105mm, 24-70mm.
14. Prime lenses are lenses that are just one focal length.
15. Telephoto lenses compress distance, making everything appear closer, as opposed to wide angles which distort perspective and make things look further away.
16. Telephoto lenses are also excellent for sports, nature, and wildlife, where it can be difficult to get close.
17. Telephoto zooms allow one to stand back a little when the subject isn’t quite as approachable.
18. They are versatile, allowing both for wide angle work such as a landscape, or zooming in to the telephoto end of the lens to take a great portrait.
19. The most popular standard lens was a 50mm.
20. Most people tend to feel that zooms offer more bang for the buck these days, while a prime forces you to think more about composition and point of view, simply because it can’t zoom.