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Your Camera Loves You: Learn to Love It Back by Khara Plicanic

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Chapter 5. Gettin’ Your Glass On: The lowdown on lenses

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Captured with a point-and-shoot camera on the edge of the Sahara Desert, this shot’s wide angle helps convey the vastness of the sand dune.

Telephoto or wide? Zoom or prime? What about macro? What does it all mean, and who really cares?

For a lot of people, making the decision about what camera to buy is tough enough, but choosing a lens to go with it? Sheesh. Because they’re treading in unfamiliar territory, people often find themselves at the mercy of whichever salesperson is around, possibly leaving the store with little to no understanding of what they just bought, how to use it, or if ...

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