Problems to Avoid When Using an Ultra-Wide Lens for Landscape Photography

When it comes to landscape photography, the focal length of choice is normally a wide angle or even an ultra-wide angle. However, these lenses come with their own set of pitfalls that can adversely affect the quality of your images. This excellent video tutorial discusses some of the problems that come with ultra-wide angle lenses when shooting landscape photographs and how to avoid or fix them.

Coming to you from Mark Denney, this awesome video tutorial discusses common problems with ultra-wide angle lenses in landscape photography and how to work around them or avoid them. By far, the most common issue I see with such lenses is failing to include a foreground element of some sort. Wider focal lengths tend to push the background away from the camera, and a scene that looks impressive in person can look shrunken and empty in an image if all the interest is in the background. Adding a foreground element goes a long way to creating a more balanced photo. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Denney. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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