How To Shoot Wide Angle Shots In Cities And Towns
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Tips On Using Wide Angle Lenses In Towns - Take your wide angle lens out with you and exaggerate the angles of your town.
Take a short walk through your town and you'll find a thousand and one things to photograph but instead of walking around for hours photographing trees, postboxes and buildings one at a time try getting your wide angle lens out to capture and emphasis a wider area of the town.
LensA lens which is 18mm or wider is a good choice if you're working with a camera that isn't full-frame. If you want to have the option of changing your focal length take along a zoom lens which will give you the option of shooting a variety of perspectives.
As your foreground objects will be quite close to your lens the smallest movement from your camera can make a huge difference to your photo so take a tripod out with you.
Lens HoodYou may also have trouble with lens flare so pack a lens hood and take a lint-free cloth to wipe away any spots on your lens.
Empty Or Full?The problem with wide angle lenses is that objects can appear small so it's easy for your shots to look empty. Or, if there's lots of objects filling the scene your photo will look overly busy and the viewer won't have anything to focus on. The best way to deal with this is to have foreground interest that will give your image scale and also give you a focus point.
If you want to use this technique to its full potential, to give your image as much impact as possible, you need to get as close as you can to your foreground object.