Tokyo based photographer presents the Martin Bailey Photography Podcast!
Listen to how I make my photos with explanations of techniques used along with the artistic reasoning behind the shots. View photos under discussion in iTunes, on the move on your iPod or iPhone. You can also view the images here by entering the number mentioned in the field in the Podcast menu above, or look for the episode below and click the accompanying thumbnail to jump to the image in my gallery.
This week I talk about what constitutes a telephoto lens, touch on some general applications, the difficulties we face when using medium to super-telephoto lenses and introduce some advice and techniques to help overcome these difficulties.
As usual I have a number of real-world examples of my results when using a super-telephoto lens. Next week I'll be following on from this episode, talking about Extenders as Canon terms them, or Teleconverters and extension tubes. These allow you to increase the focal length of your lenses relatively cheaply, but, at a cost. Tune in next week to find out more.
Here is a link to an online Depth-of-Field calculator to have a play with and see the relationship between the focal length, aperture, distance to subject and size of the film or sensor: http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html