How to Properly Use a Wide Angle Lens for Landscape Photography

The wide angle is often the lens of choice for a lot of landscape photographers, but it can be a tricky piece of glass to work with. This excellent video will give you lots of helpful tips to improve your landscape images when you are shooting with a wide angle lens. 

Coming to you from Adam Gibbs, this great video discusses the best way to use a wide angle lens for landscape photography. Wide angle lenses are the typical choice for landscape work simply because you will often encounter scenes that require a large field of view to capture all at once. The problem is that wide angle lenses tend to push the background away from the lens, which makes composition all the more important to an effective photo, rather than simply using them to capture the entire scene. A typically effective technique is to use a carefully placed foreground element to help balance the composition and to lead the viewer’s eye into the scene. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Gibbs.

And if you want to continue to learn about landscape photography, check out “Photographing the World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing With Elia Locardi!” 

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