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The Science of Photography: Lens Theory

From artist Whitney Minten

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Join Whitney Minten as she continues her discussion on the science of photography with a focus on lenses: What they are, how they work, why you choose certain ones. Everything you wanted to learn and probably more!

This is the SECOND amazing instructional video focusing on lenses. Make sure you also grab The Science of Photography: Lens Basics for an amazing introduction to lenses!

Whitney comes to us with degrees in biology, computer science and robotics. While at university and as part of several robotics startups, she wrote code to control robots and their various sensors, including cameras. She also trained experts on how to use these robots in a variety of settings, from search and rescue workers operating in a disaster, to astronauts training on the seafloor. She worked for several years at an optical spectrometer company where she programmed spectrometers and learned the physics behind light and color at their most fundamental levels. Later, she taught Photoshop and graphic design as an adjunct professor. Yet, it wasn’t until after she became a mom that she picked up a camera for the purpose of creating art. This unconventional career path allows Whitney to bring to bear a diverse technical background that promises a unique depth to her work, while her skills as an educator allow her to explain it in a way that remains accessible.