How to shoot Wide Angle Lenses: 7 Things You NEED To KNOW!

6/29/2018 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments


When I just started I remember wanting one for a while and when I finally got it I didn’t use it as much as I thought I would - mainly because I didn’t know how or for what -said our friend Pierre T. Lambert-.



Let’s dive into 7 things you need to know about wide angle lenses :

1- Be aware of lens distortion
2- Everything looks further/smaller than it is in reality with a wide angle lens
3- Don’t use a wide angle for portraits unless…
4- Use the distortion to your advantage
5- Correct perspective distortion on slanted buildings
6- Use More your foreground elements
7- Focus as close as possible to the lens for bokeh and shallow depth of field

Wide angle lenses are great for street photography whenever you want to make the viewer to feel the place. Wide angle shots suck you in the environment.

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Wide angle lenses are also very popular for landscape photography as it allows to capture a wider field of view to capture the landscape in one image.

Hope you enjoyed! If you read that far comment “I got lost but Pierre’s going to high five me” - lol! :)

Have a great day!


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About Pierre Lambert:

Pierre Lambert
I got an engineering degree for fun. Now I'm into sharing my Real passion/job/life: Photography. Btw, I'm on a world tour with my awesome wife & here is our vlog. Let's Get Connected: Twitter | Instagram 


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