A 50mm lens once came "standard" with every 35mm SLR camera purchase. Then this inconspicuous, low-light performer fell from "vogue," replaced by medium-telephoto, medium-aperture, variable zoom "kit" lenses and others. Lost was the flexibility and control this simple and effective optical design had to offer. These online photography lessons and their practical hands-on assignments will have you taking a second and enthusiastic look at just what this compact powerhouse of a lens has to offer.
The 50mm focal length has been the keystone of 35mm photography since the 1930s. Renowned master Henri Cartier-Bresson reportedly used just the "50" for everything from landscapes to portraiture. Fact is - even the cheapest of 50mm lenses for the 35mm camera proves optically superior to any of the current crop of consumer zooms. And from a creative perspective, this is the lens you should be pulling a lot more frequently from your camera bag - and this exciting online photography course taught by award-winning photographer, David Bathgate, will show you why and how.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
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