Thursday, December 22, 2011

Canon Lens Choice - Canon Telephoto Lens Or Normal Lens

I have come across some information that I thought was kind of confusing for those who are just getting their first Canon Digital SLR camera. There is some terminology that refers to a "normal" lens.

Canon Normal 50mm lens

Canon Telephoto lens (70-200 f/4.0L)

What is the difference in between a Canon Telephoto Lens and a Canon Normal Lens? Understanding the difference may help as you look to choose your next lens. However, it's also important to know which lens can serve your needs best in a given scenario.

Even if you are one of those who got a Canon digital SLR and never removed the kit lens, you can benefit from this info. (And, by the way, it is also time to take your camera off the Auto mode. However that conversation is for another day). If you are going to improve as a photographer, it's incumbent upon you to understand the abilities of the dslr camera along with the lenses and gear that goes with it.

A Canon standard lens is typically one of 35-50mm, with 35mm being the focal length that most directly matches what could be seen by the human eye without having any enhancements. Since the days of 35mm film photography, this has been a normal lens.

More recently, digital photographers have been employing the 50mm lens also as a standard lens. But this also comes with an clarification. Full frame cameras, such as those inside the Canon "Mark" series have a sensor that produces the exact same size photo as a 35mm film camera.

But you can find other dslr cameras that have scaled-down sensors. They are APS-C sensors, and they produce pictures which are magnified when compared to the full-frame sensors. In fact, they're increased by a element of 1.6x. With one of these types of cameras (a Rebel can be a very good illustration), a 50mm lens performs just like a 80mm and is now not normal. Likewise, a 35mm is more like a 56mm, which expands the "normal" definition.
This photo of Colby was taken with what may be considered a "normal" zoom lens at 53mm with my Canon Rebel T3i. Since the Rebel is a crop-sensor camera, 53mm is equivalent to 85mm in 35mm film terms. So, this is not technically a normal lens because 85mm falls into the medium telephoto range.

Telephoto is somewhat easier to clarify and comprehend. A Canon telephoto lens is one that captures the picture so that it seems to be bigger than what the human eye will see when standing in the exact same spot as the camera. Fundamentally, anything longer than 50mm is telephoto. In the instance of any crop sensor (APS-C) camera, 50mm has become telephoto, simply because, keep in mind, it performs like the equal of 80mm.

Canon telephoto lenses are generally deemed medium telephoto up to around 200mm, following which they're super telephoto.

By the way, it was once typical that a lens was as lengthy as the focal length designation. For example, a 200mm lens was literally 200mm long. Currently, because of the way the elements of glass are designed into the housing of the lens, it isn't any longer necessary for them to be that lengthy. This can be very obvious when you check out some telephoto zoom lenses that don't physically extend if the focal length is elevated.

When it comes to zoom, there are numerous extremely best-selling Canon telephoto lenses that zoom in through focal lengths. And some actually zoom from wide angle to telephoto (moving through the "normal" range as they do).

Now that you understand what the distinction is between the kinds of focal lengths, you have to make a decision which focal length is the one that is suited for your digital photography wants. Or, maybe a zoom lens is right for you to ensure that you can cover a dynamic variety of focal lengths because the needs change.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Is It Possible To Make Money With A Canon Rebel?

A Good Canon Rebel Lens Will Help You Get Started

family photo with Canon Rebel lens
Family photos with your Canon Rebel lens are always a favorite
Looking for a good excuse to purchase that new Canon Rebel lens? This may be just what the doctor ordered. If you have a Canon Rebel digital SLR camera and enjoy taking pictures, chances are you have thought about making some extra cash with your photos. Digital photography as a hobby, is becoming more and more popular, and it's true that most people today have a digital camera. It is not hard to take your hobby to the next level, with the right knowledge and some creative energy. There are several different ways that you can use your camera to make money.

All you have to do is put together a little creativity and showmanship along with some salesmanship, and you can begin making money with your images.

How To Make Money With Your Digital Camera

Assuming that you are already a photography enthusiast, you may have the camera and accessories at hand to start. Naturally a camera is necessary, but the best one would be a digital SLR camera such as a Canon Rebel or even a more professional DSLR. A tripod is also important and an excellent printer or photo printing service.

In addition to the camera and accessories, you will need photo editing software. Adobe Photoshop is the absolute best in image editing software, but Corel also has a good product titled Paint Shop Pro.

It's important to recognize one thing before moving on. Do not be discouraged by those who say that making money in photography is too hard because just about everybody has a digital camera these days. While this is definitely true, you will be surprised at the number of people who do not know how to use that camera to get good quality pictures. They are willing to hire you to take those pictures for them!

Taken with a Canon Rebel T3i and Canon Rebel Lens - Sigma 105mm macro
Pet photos are a great way to get started
Take a look at the images many people take. To be honest here; their pictures stink (excuse my French, but it really is true). Most people take photos that suffer from several issues like motion blur, sorry color, and badly posed subjects among other things. They do not comprehend the first thing about good composition. They do not understand the effects of lighting and flash, so you will find (blank) harsh shadows on the subject in the picture. Their photos are typically so awful they can't even be repaired with Photoshop.

Printing is an additional issue for most folks. Since the photographs are improperly done to begin with, the prints are also of poor quality. The individual who shot the images did not have a hint with regards to how you can use the camera settings to get the right resolution for publishing.

But, guess what? This can be just what gives an superb opportunity to step up and offer your services. Because you have the abilities needed to get very good pictures, all you've to do is supply some examples to demonstrate your abilities, and you may have gained a new customer!

Success - You Can Do This!

If you are still undecided about whether or not you can break into the "photography for cash" marketplace, pay attention to this. It happened to somebody who was considering whether or not she could generate income with her photography. She went to a little party, a special event for a friend's promotion. The host of the party had arranged for the girl to take a few pictures.

Many of the party guests had their very own cameras, and a few of them were even taking photos at the beginning. Yet as the celebration got started, these people ended up having such a good time they forgot about getting photos. And most of those photographs that they did get were just not really good.

Soon after the party, the photographer received a modest fee for her services. The plan was to print several proofs for that host as well as print a specific quantity of pictures. But she additionally uploaded the images she took to her web site and sent a web link to the photos to each of those that went to the get together. She received quite a few requests for images from those who came to the function, and all she had to do was permit those that wanted photographs to down load and print them. Piece of Cake!

It turned out to be quite a profitable outing for the photographer, and she didn't even have to bother with printing or delivering the pictures.

It became a life-changing get together for that young photographer.

But it's not unique. Anybody is capable of doing this! And it's even simpler if you get that new Canon Rebel lens you have been wanting. Develop a strategy, increase your confidence and photography abilities, and begin snapping!