Learning Camera Lenses – DSLR Filmmaking – 10 Videos You Should

10 videos for beginners that cover focal length, depth of field, Zoom vs prime lenses, Uv filters, Neutral Density filters, lens hoods and more.

Darious Britt

1Understanding Camera Lenses

2. DOF Depth Of Field – Photography & Filmmaking Tutorial 15
Tom Antos

3. DSLR Tutorial: Using ND filters for shooting video
Fenchel & Janisch

4 UV Filter vs No UV Filter – DigitalRev TV Test
DigitalRev TV

5 Lens Hoods – Why, When, and How to Use Them

6 Polarizing Filter Use and Examples

7. Tilt-Shift Lens Basics with Vincent Laforet — Explore Tilt Shift Lenses in New York City at night

8. An Introduction to Macro Photography
B and H

9 Pro DSLR + Cheapo Lens vs “Cheapo” DSLR + Pro Lens
DigitalRev TV

10 CNET How To – Clean your dSLR lens

Shot with Canon EOS 60D
Microphone Nady SGM – 12
Edited in Adobe Premiere pro cs6
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Video Rating: 4 / 5


  1. MetalJesusRocks
    April 23, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

    Love your videos dude!! Great energy and editing

  2. Shiznaft
    April 23, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    Just discovered your channel. I really like your presentation and energy.
    Good content and useful. Thanks for posting!

  3. RomanTechnology
    April 23, 2015 at 11:27 pm #

    Great video, as usual! I have grown a lot as far as my DSLR video is
    concerned thanks to these types of videos. Thanks!

  4. A.J.Galecki
    April 24, 2015 at 12:12 am #

    I lol’d at your intro hahaha
    i remember being at a camera store and holding a lens for the first time
    and thats exactly how it went

  5. TheVirtuallyAddicted
    April 24, 2015 at 12:23 am #

    I spend a lot of time watching instructional videos. Hopefully it will help
    when I start shooting in the Spring.

  6. Tanya Blagochevskaya
    April 24, 2015 at 12:39 am #

    Very useful! Please, could you tell me what light do you use? Like it a

  7. NicolovsVideo
    April 24, 2015 at 12:47 am #

    Very well. I think that another good thing to say in the notion of filters
    – matte box. Wonderful little things and I think cheaper in a long run than
    buying bags of individual filters. There a nice DIY tutorials online and if
    you find the right place to buy the right glass – you’re golden. : ) 

  8. Remo Fiore
    April 24, 2015 at 1:16 am #

    I’ve seen em all but great info for anyone starting out and intrested in
    lenses and cameras and film making and photography.
    If you’re more into photography and lenses partiularly Nikon equipment, may
    I be so bold to make a suggestion. Check out “The Angry Photographer”
    Series, the channel name is +Theoria Apophasis he cusses a lot but it’s
    cool and he really does know his stuff. Heaps of excellent videos on lenses
    and saving money for top class glass.

  9. Ducker
    April 24, 2015 at 1:42 am #

    Nice video as always! Thanks for the help man.

  10. 4music2power0
    April 24, 2015 at 2:21 am #

    Damn sun thanks for the help again!!

  11. Bryan Murphy
    April 24, 2015 at 3:07 am #

    Another thorough and GREAT video, Darious!

    April 24, 2015 at 3:50 am #

    Thank u so much for sharing ua knowledge its very useful !!
    Long way to go….!! CHEERS :)

  13. SuperSamStuff
    April 24, 2015 at 4:14 am #

    I start shooting my first short in a few weeks. I’ve been researching for
    months, but these videos are a great catalogue of revision. Thanks again,

  14. 646Studios
    April 24, 2015 at 5:13 am #

    Every single video you have talk about I’ve have seen and are the really
    good to watch.

  15. Rafael Toschi Chiafarelli
    April 24, 2015 at 5:31 am #

    really cool man, I wached these videos several times…. but about story
    telling, what types of lenses should be used with witch types of scenes?
    Or, telling a story that hard core drama, what lenses could be used? tks

  16. Socks & Sandals Productions
    April 24, 2015 at 6:22 am #

    Great vid, but holy heck, your voice is seriously clipping at times – Your
    audio is usually a lot better o.O

  17. Koulla Theoharous
    April 24, 2015 at 6:47 am #

    Hey Darious, Happy New Year! Thanks for showing these videos. I already
    started using the BlackMagic and Canon 5D Mark III at my film school, which
    is cool. I was thinking buying a Canon 1100D or a 1200D to be more
    practical with these cameras. I think I should go for the Canon 1100D. Has
    less cons and more pros compare to 1200D. I’m definitely going for a cheap
    but good camera with pro lenses. That way, it helps my budget and become a
    freelancer to start making more music videos for my clients, adverts and
    short films. To see how it goes from there! In a few years time, get an
    upgrade lol.

  18. CinemaPDX
    April 24, 2015 at 6:59 am #

    That ring light – catch light is tripping me out maN!!!!

  19. djteddy bear
    April 24, 2015 at 7:05 am #


  20. daan stam
    April 24, 2015 at 7:42 am #

    i know 4 of the channels and i love them piece by piece i know fenchel
    and janisch tom antos dititalrev tv and b and h

  21. Jamie Pene-Gestro
    April 24, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    Yoo bruv great video & very useful. Appreciate it!

  22. WiseMindFilms
    April 24, 2015 at 9:04 am #

    can’t wait to see those videos you recommended. It’s hard to find videos
    that explains this stuff without putting you to sleep lol. I like how you
    didn’t bombard us with 45min videos of Ben Stein trying to explain what a
    rolling shutter is lmao.. Good stuff my dude

  23. Justin Moss
    April 24, 2015 at 9:22 am #

    Was that my message that completely interrupted your intro? haha

  24. Hayward Crawford
    April 24, 2015 at 9:42 am #

    Reinforcing the basics, love it man! 

  25. Hanane Jahid
    April 24, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    dude u’re just amazing, I wish you were living near my place so u can help
    me 🙁 i really suck