Follow US:

Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Go Wide or Go Home! Get Creative with the NEW Tamron 20mm Sony E Lens

Difficulty: 0

hey we just arrived here in Yosemite and I'm gonna shoot this entire weekend with

nothing but a 20 millimeter lens just 20 millimeter I think I'll be exciting to

do so I'm gonna get started let's go shoot. Hey, everybody, this is JP Morgan

we're out here in Yosemite we came to Yosemite this weekend for a

couple of reasons. The moon is going to be up a rising full moon just as the Sun

Goes Down but the real reason we're here is to check out the 20 millimeter Sony

mount this is a great offering from Tamron this entire range of lenses

they've got 24 35 and now the 20 is a 2.8 they're all 2.8 they're on the exact

same barrel size so you have about a two and a half inch lens which makes them

very compact very small you know 20 millimeters an interesting lens because

it's either about getting you more showing more and a lot of times like I

was shooting some shots here of El Capitan and I wanted to see that the

reflection in the water and I want to see El Capitan. That 20 millimeter was

exactly what I needed to be able to get all of that in in a single shot. It's

also fabulous because I did a horizontal kind of panoramic view of El Capitan

right here with the bright rock in the background and the shadowy trees in the

foreground with that 20 millimeter it looked fabulous

so this 20 millimeter really is about getting more into the frame that's one

aspect but the real aspect of a 20 millimeter lens the real reason that you

use a 20 millimeter lens I think is to force the perspective you want things in

the foreground close and make a strong subject matter statement in the

foreground and then the background pushes deep and interesting back there

so it's about creating a forced perspective that's really what you want

the other thing about this lens is really fabulous is it's a 1.2 macro lens

which means you can get in super close four point three inches you can focus

4.3 inches from your subject matter which does give you that ability with a

20 millimeter lens to give that force deep perspective that's something up

close to you like a flower or whatever in the foreground but then you get that

really deep background and if you want to pull your focus you can so everything

falls out of focus or go a little deeper focus f11 f-16 and you can see

everything from that better up front into deep focus into the

background so you get that 2.8 which is fast I mean there are faster 20

millimeters out there but what I love about this series from Tamron everything

they've done from their 35 their 24 their 20 there are 17 to 28 28 to 75 and

soon coming the 75 to 180 I just love the fact that the form factor is so

small so the lens doesn't have anything to switch to auto focus or manual focus

on the lens that's what keeps it so small all you do is you simply touch the

back of your the FN button on the back of your Sony gonna give you a menu and

in that menu for focus you go to manual or to auto focus so it's it can either

be single frame auto focus continuous auto focus or manual once you go to

manual then this is going to work on the front just like any manual focus would

go so that's really what's made this there's no internal stabilization in

these you'll stabilize in your camera if you have a lot of the Sony's and just

really made to be able to be on a Sony camera. This has been a lot of fun to be

here in Yosemite and to see this valley through the perspective of them a 20

millimeter lens such an interesting perspective that gives you a lot but

also can get in tight on things and give you a force perspective we've played

with all those things let's get a little review of the weekend first off we start

at Sentinel bridge here's some of the images we shot there at night as the Sun

had already gone down you see the moon coming up those gorgeous wide images of

the water in the foreground and the Sun and the moon in the background next

morning we were out and we shot a lot of El Capitan reflecting in the water which

was beautiful because in that wide view you can get in there and you can see the

foreground and way up into El Capitan which was so huge those were beautiful

here's some of those then that night we came up here to Valley View this is one

of my favorite spots because you're looking out at El Capitan into that

whole valley and you got the water and rocks in the foreground then this

morning we played around over at the lodge we don't over the lodge and I shot

a lot of images just in the lodge with mixed night I love mixed light you got

tungsten and daylight got that cool and warmth I shot some shots of a phone that

I really loved you get that curl of the cord coming towards the camera

got the phone then the the lamp in the background which gives you some depth

with that color that was a lot of fun plus with this 20 millimeter lens

architecturally it gave me the ability to shoot in those spaces and just give

me a great huge vista of the lodge and to be able

to play with that I love using a 20-millimeter because it makes me see

the world differently most people don't usually get this wide

most people don't get much wider than 24 so this just gives you that that look at

the the world that's so interesting we shot some stuff of a fence and some

other places where we're playing with that forced perspective things up front

that's Valley View that's exactly we got things up front things deep so we're

back from Yosemite and it's time to process images this is always the

exciting part for me because you get to see exactly what you got which I love

doing I have been using luminar for since the software came out they are

recently become a sponsor here at the slanted lens the reason I have used them

is couple of great things and one is that it's quick I can make quick changes

and apply them it's very easy to make those changes I don't have to go through

a lot of steps to get there the software really has done and put a lot of those

steps in for me so I can go through my images a lot quicker I can use it either

as a plug-in to photoshop or I can use it as a standalone I'm gonna use it a

standalone today so let's get started with my image here normally I would go

underneath the light mode here and I would start messing with exposure and

highlights and shadows and all that but really what I'm gonna go to is the AI

enhance and as I push this all the way over that's gonna do a lot of what I

want to do to this image because it's understanding the image it's reading the

information there and just giving a pretty good look because I want to open

the shadows in the foreground I don't want to blow out the highlights in the

background and that just gives me a nice just a great starting point so I'm gonna

go in here now I'm gonna go back to the light and I'm just gonna open the

exposure up just a little bit I want I want that mountan just a little bit

brighter for me alright so I'm gonna go back up to light module now and I'm

going to hit the detail enhancer I'm gonna sharpen this to me about 30% and

blow it up so I can take a look at the as it comes in

alright I'm gonna leave it essentials now I'm gonna go back down to the pro

I'm gonna come here to color enhancer and under the hue I want to just mess

with the blue in the sky a little bit of the foreground so I'm gonna set this on

my blue level here and then I'm gonna that off a little bit and just make that

look a little more nice and blue

so there's the work I did on the image in my first layer and then there is

adding just a little bit of that warmth I'm at 12% I'm again you make it really

warm but I wanted to but that's not good you keep at 12% and I'm feeling like

that's pretty awesome there I don't want to mess with that anymore so these

images I shot with that 20 millimeter are just fabulous they're sharp and they

give you just great view I love the color on these images and with luminar

is able to kind of punch things up even a little more and give me a great image

so there we have it processing of luminar you'll see it's doing this a lot

because it's just it's fast and it's easy it's powerful it just makes it

simple for me to get in make some quick Corrections and move on so I love it for

that reason so now we're back here at Valley view's

we're about to head out of the valley Sun just opened up on the on the

mountains in the back of us gorgeous shots again with that force perspective

in the foreground and the valley of the background but love using this lens it's

just a small compact lens two and a half inches at one to two macro which is

allows you get like 4.3 inches away from your subject matter and it's just light

it's a great beginning lens for people at under $350 great place to start and

build like play and experiment with a 20 millimeter lens you know also you might

want to check out Cheyne walls and I did a landscape

photography download if you get over the Sun lens calm and click on courses

you'll find that download there will teach you exactly how to get great

landscape photography from a master at it which is Cheyne walls so check that

out be very beneficial to you for this closing we're trying to bounce the light

on my face with the light that's on bridalveil falls in the background so we

brought out three of the light Rah's and clustered those together and that gave

us a nice light on my face which really helped us build bounce those out those

like the studios are so easy to travel with small form easy to carry around got

a battery put them up and use them out on location fabulous just been a great

weekend time to head back to LA head back to the larb so keep those cameras

rollin keep on clickin

The Description of Go Wide or Go Home! Get Creative with the NEW Tamron 20mm Sony E Lens