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A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Glass

Do you wish you had better mastery of your lenses?

More than any other gear, your lenses determine the look of your photos. In effect, they define your photography style.

For this reason, it's vital that you understand how each type of lens "sees" the world so you can use them to create images that match your own creative vision.

That's where my free USING LENSES guidebook comes in. In this 32-page eBook I'll show you how to effectively use the four main types of lenses, and give you straightforward tips that will help you maximize your creative control when using each type.

These are tips and techniques I've collected through 20 years of experience as a professional outdoor photographer; techniques I've used on commercial assignments, stock shoots, and when I'm out photographing my own adventures.

What You'll Get...


The guide is broken down into four types of lenses: Wide angle, Normal, Short Telephoto and Long Telephoto. I'll show you how to identify the visual and creative characteristics each one offers. I also present tips on using zoom lenses and cover the benefits of zooms vs. primes.


For each type of lens, I'll give you a few concise, easy-to-undestand techniques use can use to capture more compelling images that work with any type of subject, no matter what you like to shoot or what camera system you use.


The guide is heavy with image examples. This makes it an a quick and easy read. I show you how I use each type of lens and give you a number of examples that illustrate the techniques I cover.


These are techniques I've learned and refined during my 20-years as a pro. Most of the photos I've had published have been created with at least one of these methods. In fact, I would venture to say that these creative methods have driven my career and my style during the past two decades.

This free guide will teach you how to identify the type of lens best matches your vision of the scene, and how to shoot more powerful photographs.

About Dan Bailey
  • FUJIFILM Ambassador X-Photographer
  • Top 100 Photography Blogger
  • Workshop instructor and published author

My fast moving style of outdoor and adventure photography depends on being able to quickly gauge a scene, choose a lens and technique I think might work and execute a creative method in the blink of an eye. This level of creative efficiency is what has driven my career as a 20-year working pro photographer.

Just as I do on my Top 100 Photography Blog, I've compiled my two-decades of knowledge, experience and insight into easy-to-understand lessons for my students. I help them break down the skills needed to shoot great photos by teaching them fundamental aspects of how we see and perceive the world around us. 

I don't just teach my students what to do, I explain why certain techniques work and how to execute them in the most effective way for their scenes, no matter what they shoot.

I have a genuine passion for photography, whether it's me behind the camera or someone else. In the end, we all experience the same level of excitement when we nail a great moment or capture a beautiful scene.

My free guide will help you improve your creative skills so you can create more stunning imagery.

What People Say About Dan's eBooks

John Doe UI/UX Designer

“Dan is a wonderful teacher who sincerely enjoys helping others. His lessons and inspiration keep me motivate on tough days! I recommend this course for all photographers, regardless of skill level, as his experience and guidance is applicable to all who seek to improve their work." - Jean Lua

John Doe UI/UX Designer

"Full of insight and practical insight on getting that great shot!" - M. Ashley

John Doe UI/UX Designer

“I especially like Dan's thought and concepts on what makes an interesting photograph, including framing, what to leave in the image and what to exclude, etc... What spoke to me is how he describes the art of taking a photograph." - Tom O'Brien

John Doe UI/UX Designer

“I hope your camera battery is charged, because you'll want to run out and shoot immediately after consuming these honest and open thought from Dan.  - Cara St. Hilaire

Free eBook: Using Lenses - A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Glass. By @danbaileyphoto

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