The wide-angle lens isn’t just for landscape photography. You can use it to create highly distinctive images in almost any genre.
The wide-angle lens has distinct optical qualities, including distortion, vignetting, and increased depth of field.
This lens group also is excellent at creating the feeling of expanded space in two-dimensional media. That’s why landscape photographers will often use one.
But what about other types of photography? This guide will examine how to use the wide-angle lens artistically.
This guide covers the following:
- How to manage and use the sense of space created by the lens
- How you can put the depth of field feature to work in ways that make sense
- Utilizing expanded perspective in the foreground
- The benefits of distortion
- Realizing and using tilted verticals within a composition
- The benefits of an occasional vignette
Photo Credit: Kent DuFault