How to Use Wide Angle Lenses – Photography Life

*Comment below with your opinion on the BEST wide angle lens!* Let’s help out people who are buying one for the first time.

I’ll just say from the start that wide angle lenses are not easy to use.

They shrink the background and give the foreground strange proportions. They leave a lot of empty space in your photo. And, they include EVERYTHING in front of you – which is not always a good thing.

It’s very easy to get bad pictures with a wide angle lens.

But at the end of the day, wide angle lenses are just another tool for your photography. Used right, you can get awesome pictures with a wide angle. Some foregrounds are meant to be exaggerated! And some scenes really don’t have any distractions that harm your photo.

Hopefully this video gives you a good idea of where to start.

10 Comments - Add Comment

Reply