Lens tutorials

Whether you’ve bought a new lens for your camera and want to know how to get the best from it, or you’re wondering which lens to buy next for your camera, or you simply want to make the most out of the lenses you already own, these lens tutorials will help. Make sure you read our lens buying guide before buying a new lens for your camera.

Buying camera lenses

These tutorials will help you buy your next camera lens. I’ve also written about the lenses that I’ve owned and used over the years. There’s no adverts – just plain, common sense buying advice!

How to use your camera lenses

You don’t always need to buy a new lens to become a better photographer. Sometimes you just need to learn how to get the best from the lenses you already own. These tutorials will help you do that.

Camera lenses and autofocus

To get the most out of your camera’s autofocus system you need to understand how it works. These tutorials will help.

Lenses and close-up photography

Learn how to take beautiful close-up photos with close-up lenses and extension tubes.

Lenses ebook

Our photography ebooks are beautifully designed and thoughtfully written with the intention of helping you create better images and explore the wonderful craft of photography. They’re also great value. Each ebook is available for immediate download as a PDF file optimised for viewing on your computer screen or an iPad.


Mastering Lenses ebook

Lenses are the ‘eyes’ of your camera. Once you understand how lenses ‘see’ you can harness their creative potential to create eye-catching and dramatic images.

Mastering Lenses teaches you how to get the best out of your camera lenses to photograph subjects such as people, architecture and the landscape. Part technical and part buyers guide, it teaches you everything you need to know about buying new lenses – including why you don’t have to spend a fortune on a new lens to get good image quality.

Buy or learn more about Mastering Lenses

Mastering Lenses ebook