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Shooting at a Fixed Focal Length Day

  • Apr 6, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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The purpose is to shoot every photo at a chosen focal length to compose and create the effect you want. If you own a prime lens (a fixed focal length, non-zoom), this would be what we had in mind.  If you don't, use your zoom and decide in the beginning to only use it at a certain focal length (i.e., 50mm) for the entire outing.
Kinda like the old days :-)).

Ben and I will probably be shooting at 50mm (approx. 30mm with a zoom lens if used on cameras with APS-sized sensors). This can be a cool challenge to your already developed skills. You will be forced to find or work for the image without the luxury of zooming in and out.  Hope to see yas there.

Thanks
John & Ben

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  • Roberta

    Thanks, Ben for your time and sharing your expertise with us. (you too, John)

    April 10, 2013

    • Ben D.

      Thank you Roberta

      April 10, 2013

  • Ben D.

    I really enjoyed spending time with everyone and getting the chance to answer some really interesting questions.

    April 10, 2013

  • Dan S.

    This was a great idea. Gave me the chance to zoom with my feet and slow down before pulling the trigger.

    April 10, 2013

    • Roberta

      Yea, digital has given us freedom, the fixed focal length added some disapline

      April 10, 2013

  • Charles H.

    Thanks for all the nice compliments on my pictures folks and it was so nice getting out to shoot and meet all of you, your'e a great bunch ! It was so nice as a beginner in photography to see all your perspectives in your shots and to get your advise and to just do what I love can't wait to do it again ! Thanks John and Ben for putting these on !!!!!!!!!

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great time - thanks!

    April 7, 2013

  • jan v.

    It looks like this was so much fun. Please keep me on your list. I would love to attend the next one. Best, Jan

    April 7, 2013

  • David E. K.

    this shoot was real fun. it was hard not to change the settings.

    April 6, 2013

  • JoAnn

    Sorry! Last minute change of plans.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry Ben, I cant make it this time. I will see you next time around.

    April 6, 2013

  • Bob C.

    sorry guys really want to attend to expand my camera "eye"but a last minute personal issue is going to change my plans. Have a great outing and looking forward to the next one bob

    April 5, 2013

  • JoAnn

    Looking forward to it! Welcome spring!

    April 5, 2013

  • melody

    Do we need a tripod for this shoot?

    April 5, 2013

    • Ben D.

      Melody, no tripod needed. This will be mostly urban subjects and exercising the discipline of getting a good image with just one focal length to use (no zooming in or out on the subject, no swapping lenses).

      April 5, 2013

  • Cindy W.

    company unexpected has arrived from out of state.

    April 5, 2013

  • Phillip R.

    Bummer, change of plan required.

    April 1, 2013

  • Carol B.

    Bummer. Something came up for the day. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    March 7, 2013

  • Elisa

    I'll be out of town. Didn't know prior to the rsvp. Sorry. Have fun!

    February 19, 2013

  • John A.

    I've been having fun with this keep tryin' to zoom in and out of habbit using the focus ring. Lots of out of focus pics fo real

    January 16, 2013

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