Wide Angle Shots
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Robin Anderson Photography
One of my favorite ways to capture an image is with my wide angle lens. Most people do not even know that I am taking their picture, which keeps the results very natural.
My camera is a semi-professional 35mm SLR, not a full frame. The lens I am using has a range of 18mm - 135mm. I zoom all the way out to get the widest angle possible... 18mm.
With this particular lens, I can not set the distance on the lens itself. So, I have to focus on an estimated distance of about 6-7 feet, then I turn off my auto focus feature. This locks the distance.
Then, I set the f-stop to f22. This will give me the most depth of field - in other words you will get more in focus from the front (foreground) to the back (background) and everything in between in the picture.
Finally, I set the camera on or close to the ground and aim in the general direction of the subjects. I try to compose the shot with something in the foreground, middle ground and background.
To give you an idea of how unsuspecting the people were in this photo... that is my boyfriend in the background. We do a 365-day photo blog and even he didn't know I was taking the picture.
Give it a try, and have fun!!!
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