Wide angle practice

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by zpierce, May 27, 2012.

  1. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
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    After reading the thread extolling the virtues of the Panny 14mm I decided I needed to spend some dedicated time learning how to use it. I want a ultra wide angle lens some day so I decided I better learn how to use what I have first.

    I went on a 40 mile bike ride all over the twin cities and just took the 14. Would love any feedback.


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  2. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
    I really enjoy the photo of the kid on the single speed. The slight angle seems to work for that shot. I also like the second to last photo with the tree, only thing I think I would of changed is to get a little closer and point the camera a little more upwards to give it more of a dramatic scene. Nice job on all the photos tho. I am wanting to get a Panasonic 14mm myself sometime soonish.
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  3. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
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    I think it wasn't learning but rather executing. Great series.
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  4. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
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    Nicely done.
    For mine the 2nd and 4th work best in showing off the FOV of the P14.
    The last shot also demonstrates pretty well too how using something like a 16:9 crop can be really effective with such a wide FOV.
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  5. TDP

    TDP Guest

    They are all good. I like 1,2 and 6 the most. 1 and 2 have good visual lines, 2 has movement and human element, 6's low angle, tree placement and colors are very well done.
  6. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
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    I think you've got a great start. I love Nice Ride. I have to start doing this too. I've not shot wide angle before. My 7-14 should arrive this week, so I'm eager to start using to begin envisioning in a different perspective. I've viewed all the threads I could find with images to determine if the lens was right for me. So I guess I have a reference point. good luck on your further exploration.
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  7. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I like 1,2,4,5,6 - I think WA pictures need something in the foreground to give the sense of scale. In the last picture, for example, it's just the side of a building ... Could have been standing a mile away to get it.
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