Join Justin Reznick for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of wide-angle lens photography, part of Landscape Photography: Wide-Angle Lenses.
- I'd like to provide a little bit of background on what a wide-angle lens is. We're going to define it as anything that is as wide as 10 millimeters moving up to 24 millimeters on a full-frame camera. So a common wide-angle lens, let's say for a Canon shooter, would be a 16 to 35. A Nikon shooter would be 14 to 24. And there's also crop-sensored bodies. So if you're using, for example a Canon Rebel or you're using a Fuji XT1, these cameras use crop sensors so often you'll see a 10 to 24 or 10 to 22.
Even Micro Four Thirds users would use a seven to 14. So it's important to kind of define what wide angle means to us. Now, throughout this chapter, we're going to be doing image review and talking about composition and strategies on how to use the lens. But we're not going in the field. Now, if you want to get more in-depth on how to use the lenses in the field, I really encourage you to check out my courses. I do it in architectural work in Chicago, landscapes in Olympic National Park, photographing a waterfall in New Zealand.
I use them all the time, I love them. So definitely check those courses out but now what I want to do is get into images and really talk about how to use a wide-angle lens effectively by showing you images and illustrating how they work.