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Many digital photographers get a little obsessed by the ability that their zoom lenses give them to get in nice and close to their subjects.
While there’s a lot to be said for the power of zoom lenses (in fact many manufacturers are developing cameras with bigger and bigger lenses like the 20x optical zoom on the Olympus SP-570 that was announced this week) photographers who exclusively shoot at the longer focal lengths that their camera and lens offer could be missing out on some wonderful perspectives and framings.
Today I want to present you with 17 shots – all taken with wider focal lengths (mostly with 10mm lenses). I hope these give a little inspiration to rediscover the wider end of your camera’s zoom.
I’ve included the focal lengths of those images with EXIF data that reveal the focal length used.
If you’ve got some wide angle images to share don’t forget to drop by the forum to post some of them for the rest of us to see, be inspired by and learn from.
Further Reading – read more about creatively using the lens distortion that shooting at wide angle lenses can bring in portraits.
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Have you taken a great wide angle image? Please share it in comments below!