You may look at the cost of new lenses and feel trapped within the confines of your standard 18-55mm lens, but the truth is your kit lens is a very versatile piece of equipment.
In this great video tutorial, the Koldunov Brothers demonstrate a series of creative tricks you can use to squeeze more from your kit lens.
Among the techniques they show you are:
- 0:11 – By creating a panorama, you will simulate an increase in the size of the matrix, and therefore the bokeh is similar to what it could be in the full format or medium format
- 0:48 – Turning the other side of the lens, you will be able to focus much closer
- 1:06 – After removing the lens from the camera, you can rotate it, imitating the effect of tilt-lens