Landscape Photography Myths: the wide angle lens

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by tanngrisnir3, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    Thought I'd repost an article from an contact of mine who is a VERY accomplished landscape photographer (and music professor) in regards to something it took me about three years to realize:

    ALL lenses are landscape lenses. Throw off the shackles of wide-angle mental slavery.

    Check it out if you've got a few minutes.

    Photographic Myths and Platitudes - 'Landscape Photography Lenses' (Part I)
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  2. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    Landscape photography

    Thanks, interesting reading and photos on this website i bookmarked it :)
  3. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    I am not a landscape shooter, but most of my best landscape shots came from a telephoto. I think I heard about that concept in a lightroom training video a few years back, and found it quite liberating -- taking details from landscape. The only time I use UWA is when I have something interesting in the foreground that I want to put in a broader context.
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  4. Ranger Rick

    Ranger Rick Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    Tempe, AZ
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    The longer I do this, the more I favor the "Intimate Landscape" and medium/longer lenses. My 20mm (film) lens hasn't seen duty in many a day. Whether it's due to been-there/done-that, or a heightened sense of aesthetics :)....
  5. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
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    Unless you're shooting an image with a lot of interesting 7-14mm feasts off of images like no other lens I have.
  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Great article. I've always used a variety of lenses for landscapes it's all about creativity and vision. :cool: