Friday, May 20, 2011

Tips for Shooting Extremely Wide Angles

Wide angle photography can be fun and challenging at the same time. On one hand, it’s great to pull in so much of a scene with a single shot. On the other hand, it can be difficult to produce a well composed photo at such a wide perspective. So I’ve pulled together a few photos and pieces of advice for shooting with wide angle lenses. 

1. EMPHASIZE THE FOREGROUND
Get low or point the camera down to make your foreground the main subject. Since objects in the foreground are much closer than the background, they will appear quite large in comparison. As you get closer to your subject, this emphasis becomes stronger.
The Shell, by Garry
Photo by Garry

45 comments:

  1. notes taken, i'd love to experiment with this; if i ever do it, i'll let you know

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  2. makes me wanna go out and do photoshooting

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  3. Just to add a point...think of the horizon line too. Its pretty obvious looking at your pic but it plays an important part in landscape composition that too many people ignore.

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  4. Thanks for the tips! Those photos look amazing :0

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  5. One of the most common problems i get when trying to shoot in dark lighting

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  6. The pics are beautiful :) thx admin for the post =)

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  7. is this pic yours? if so, where was it taken?

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  8. Thank you for the tips, I'll try to remind this when Ill take some pictures !

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  9. Gorgeous photo, i wish i had a decent camera :(

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  10. Don't forget about the rule of thirds!
    Especially when taking photos with wide angles!

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  11. Wow, that picture i beyond amazing, the sunset, the crack in the sand, everything just blends together seemlessly.

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  12. What a camera is needed for these images?

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  13. That's a really good tip. Most people try to focus on the background. So stupid.

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  14. great advice..and amazing photo

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  15. I really like the picture. The beach is always the best ;D.

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  16. would love to see some of your own photography!

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  17. great advice my photos are getting better and better

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  18. That pic is absolutely amazing! I'm going to have to remember these tips!

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  19. I like to take shots like this using my cats face in the foreground.

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  20. Great advice, thanks a lot. I'm going to try this out in the next few days.

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  21. Thank you for the tip, will try this out for myself.

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  22. That looks epic im looking into buying a DSLR :D

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  23. how can i emphasize the foreground with my mobile phone camera? it has a few megapixel only..

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  24. When it comes to shooting really wide angles, do you ever cheat and use like a Panoramic mode?

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  25. nice tip. I've unfortunately shied away from photography

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  26. That's a really neat photo.

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  27. I'm actually saving moneys for a wide angle lens.

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  28. Did you take this photo? It's amazing

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  29. What a dreamy photo, great advice.

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  30. This is an awesome photograph good work

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  31. This is an awesome picture and thanks for the tip Ill use it next time I go photographing. :)

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  32. Amazing shot. I enjoy it! Excellent photographic tips as well. I'll get back to you on some of my photographs I've taken with my Canon T2i.

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