If you are interested in landscape photography, you probably need a wide-angle lens (wide-angle lenses). The best choices are the 24mm lens or below. Because the size of the lens enables you to shoot landscapes. However, the wide-angle lens that may not necessarily be able to produce images of the exotic landscape, if you can not make this well.
Here’s the most effective way in the use of wide-angle lenses to produce images of the perfect landscape.
1. Closer Better
Even if you use a wide-angle lens when you want to take a view, you are required to get closer to the object to be targeted. Otherwise, the image is too small. Come closer as much as possible, especially if you are using a 14 mm lens. Remember that the most important aspect in landscape photography is the foreground (foreground).
Although the resulting picture should look spacious, but of detail in the foreground is the main thing. When you wish to execute a shot wide, try to find some interesting foreground to be merged with the background (stones, flowers, trees, etc.). Objects like that makes images look more dramatic look.
2. Note Distortion
One of the obstacles that often occurs when using a wide-angle lens is the frequent occurrence of distortion. Photo distortion is the object shape changes resulting from shooting too close to the object. Some people like the effect, but the majority do not.
If you are not happy with distortion effects, you can fix it with a photo-editing program. You can use the tilt-shift lens and lens distortion existing filter in Photoshop.
3. Problems Polarizer Filters
If you take photos of wide-angle, you may find it difficult when using a polarizer filter. This is because when the target object with a stretch of blue sky, the result looks a bit unnatural. Polarizer can work better if there is no expanse of blue sky. Then, if you want to wear a polarizer filter, it is advisable to choose a filter that is thin in order to avoid the filter frame appears in the photo.
4. Tricks Composition
About the composition, when you discover the sights, such as railroads or rivers, you can take a photo of the corner and lead the audience (in this case the audience of the photo) to the object, and then through the photos. Techniques that can attract the eye and will make more in-depth picture sensation. Look for natural objects are curved or diagonal lines to put in your landscape photos.
5. Set Aperture
When you use a broad focal length lens, you’ll get a room sharpness (dept-of-field) deepening. Of note, when supported by the diaphragm aperture settings (aperture) is appropriate. Usually photograph landscapes or buildings require a photo with a broad depth of field.
For that the aperture can be set to f / 11 and above. The size of the aperture is denoted 0 with f / numbers. The size of the aperture on the lens is f / 1.4; f / 2; f / 2.8; f / 4; f / 5.6; f / 8; f / 11; f / 16; f / 22; and f / 32. This shows the size is inversely proportional – the larger the f / number, the smaller the aperture diaphragm – the smaller the f / number, the wider the aperture.