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Bob Pizzano
Lens 101 with Hands-On Instruction
Lens-Tryout Workshop

Saturday, February 23, 2019
9:00 am to 12:30 pm

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Workshops for 2018-2019


Lens 101 Program and Lens-Tryouts Workshop
by Bob Pizzano

Saturday, February 23, 2019

9:00 am to 12:30pm

This 3 1/2 hour workshop will be in two parts:

Part 1: 9-10:30 AM – Part one of the workshop will be a presentation that will take you back to one of the basics needed for photography- Lenses. Which lens is best to achieve that optimal image that you see in your head when out shooting?

You probably have many lens questions, such as:

What does Focal Length mean;

What are-Field of View and Perspective and how do I use them to take interesting photos;

What is the difference between Micro Four Thirds, APS-C, and Full Frame cameras and lenses and why would I pick one over the other;

My friend told me I need "fast glass" - what does that mean and do I really need it;

Why do lenses cost so much money; and

Do I need primes or zooms-fixed aperture or variable-camera maker or third party.

While it is true that the photographer makes the photo, not the equipment, having the right lenses and knowing how to use them is an essential part of being a photographer. The workshop will go over the basic characteristics of lenses and provide pointers on selecting the best ‘kit’ that fits within your photography budget.

Part 2: After a short break and concluding at 12:30 pm will be Part 2 of the workshop:

Greater Lynn members familiar with the different makes and models of cameras and lenses will have available a variety of lenses from super telephoto to ultra wide angle which you will be able to try out, review and ask questions to assist you in finding a lens suitable for your area of interest. If you do not have a camera with interchangeable lenses (DSLR or Mirrorless) you will still be able to benefit from the workshop by knowing what will be possible with a more sophisticated system when you purchase one and you will not buy or spend money on the wrong lens.

Our workshop leader, Bob Pizzano of Stoneham, MA is a member and past president of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association and is very enthusiastic about all that is photography. He has presented programs on lenses and macro photography throughout Massachusetts at many local camera clubs.  He loves photography, and will photograph anything that comes his way. He states - as someone once said, ‘my specialty is that I do not have a specialty.’

The fee for the workshop is $30.00 for GLPA members and $40 for non-members.

Program Notes (43 color pages) will be emailed in PDF format once your workshop payment is received.

Please let me know if you have any questions. workshops@greaterlynnphoto.org

Susan Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC


Bob Pizzano
Lens 101

Saturday, February 23, 2019
9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Register to attend

To register:

  • Please use the on line registration link with PayPal payment option in the left panel
  • If paying by check, mail your check payable to the Greater Lynn Photographic Association to:

Susan Mosser
173 Central Street
No. Reading, MA 01864

or pay Susan at the camera club


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