I have said it many times: wide angle lenses are under-rated. Few of my readers even have one.
I mean a wide angle lens in the range of 16-35mm if you have a full-frame camera like a 5D or a D700, or 10-20mm on a crop camera like a digital Rebel, D90, 60D, or D7000.
A wide lens, as I said yesterday, makes the scene wrap around you, or around the close by object.
Frequent readers here will know the following:
- Do include a close object (even the ground, as in picture #1 above)
- Do not put people in the corners – they will be distorted, sinc eanything near the edges will look larger.
Use a wide lens and get close, and your pictures will look unlike others’.