Monday, May 23, 2011

Tips for Shooting Extremely Wide Angles (II)



GO VERTICAL
Shooting in a portrait orientation with a wide angle lens can produce wonderful images, even landscapes (which are more commonly shot using landscape orientation). Going vertical allows you to pack a lot of information into the frame, basically from your feet to way up in the sky.



The Barn and the Sky, by Brian Auer



SHOOT FOR THE SKY
If you have some nice cloud formations, don’t forget to point that lens up at the sky. The wide angle can pull in a huge portion of the sky and make for a great scene.

47 comments:

  1. Great tips, I'm an amateur photographer :)

    Check out some of my photos at www.photographyartdaily.blogspot.com

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  2. I wanna buy a good Nikon soon! These a good tricks for me to have a good image stock collection!
    Thanks!

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  3. those are breathtaking.. also thanks for the tips

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  4. Very nice! Thanks for the advice!

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  5. more, fascinating tips, keep them comming!

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  6. stunning will try this when I'm away for the summer!

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  7. Thats an excellent tip..I'm so used to doing landscapes in landscape!

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  8. I'll tell my sister about it. I onyl got a trashy small cam. So no need for these ^^

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  9. Love it, been using a fish eye recently too.

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  10. thanks for these great tips!

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  11. cheers for the tips...love the clouds one

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  12. I'm going to have to link this post to my buddy tomorrow since hes the photographer. Good info you got there.

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  13. i'm a great fan of photo's like these, keep em coming and so will i :) followed

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  14. Awesome images, I sometimes do it with my camera in panoramic settings, looks fantastic!

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  15. You explain it very well, thanks for advices.

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  16. lovely pictures as usual :)

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  17. Oh, very nice blog. I'm an amateur myself, so all tips are welcome. Got to follow you!

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  18. Nice pictures :)
    Great post, + Followed!

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  19. Man, that second shot is just amazing :3

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  20. Ahh your tips are so good. I never really thought of taking a landscape in portrait, but those photos are really something

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  21. very nice pictures and helpful tips. thanks!

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  22. Aw crap my camera broke last month...

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  23. I really want a good camera. I'd love to take some photos of scenes like that. I'm so broke at the moment though!!!

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  24. I had an awesome Nikon, but it's inGermany working it's way back to me at the moment.
    I miss it loads too.

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  25. Beautiful pictures. Good tips.

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  26. that's awesome, thanks for the tips!!

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  27. Hmmm... I wonder how people could make those stuff for wallpapers you know? I mean, it's horizontal, but they might use high resolution pictures.

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  28. i have a tendency to do this.
    i love that high format, its just so framinging

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  29. Awesome tips, gonna have to go practice now

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  30. love the pic of the mountain.

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  31. I could have used these in photo class during high school, my pictures were never be wide viewed or anything just plain and simple

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  32. I always wondered how photographers managed to squeeze all they do into those shot.

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  33. I've never really though about this, what a great tip!

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  34. very nice pictures! thanks for the tips

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  35. Thanks for the advice, I'll have to try this!

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  36. These are pretty awesome indeed.

    My brother is actually quite the photographer. I will let him know of some of these techniques.

    What amazes me mostly is how much information you can pack into these pictures.

    If you had a monitor that was vertically oriented, they would make some awesome backgrounds....

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  37. one of the best tips ive heard

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  38. Simple advice but people far too often forget the basics.

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  39. But isn't portrait for portraits and landscape for.... landscapes?

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  40. Lot's of tips here. This is very useful, thanks a lot! :D

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  41. I'm not even a photographer, but it's interesting to see the specs and technicalities of photography. Thanks for the explanations!

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  42. I've been interested in photography for awhile! Thanks for these awesome tips!

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  43. Those photos are absolutely amazing.

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