Wide Angle: Weekly Photography Challenge - Digital Photography School

Wide Angle: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a picture taken with the widest available focal length to you.

Wide-Angle-Lens-1-1Photo by WanderingtheWorld – 10mm

This challenge builds upon our recent tutorial – 7 Ways to Get More out of a Wide-Angle Lens which gives some practical tips on shooting this way. While not everyone has a true wide-angle lens to shoot with we challenge you to use whatever you have available. If your camera has a zoom lens – resist the temptation to zoom in this week and shoot as much as you can at the wider end of the zoom.

A few other posts that might help you tackle this wide angle challenge include:

Once you’ve taken and selected the ‘Wide Angle’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSWIDE to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – Green challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

I’m looking forward to seeing your shots!

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  • Ryan

    September 24, 2012 12:15 pm

    HOW NOW BROWN COW - A visual diphthong.


  • Deron

    September 4, 2012 09:41 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/9945386@N06/6969044832/' title='Rapeseed field 2' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/6969044832_e45d8e9dfe.jpg']

  • Adam Szuly Photography

    September 4, 2012 05:46 am

    [eimg url='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V3lNKjMLYI8/UEUGMGF4MuI/AAAAAAAAQPc/vmO1By9Jqqo/s640/DSC_4678.JPG' title='DSC_4678.JPG']

  • Rebecca Barray

    September 1, 2012 05:51 am

    [eimg url='http://rebeccabarray.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/urban2.jpg' title='urban2.jpg']

  • Roze

    September 1, 2012 02:24 am

    I have recently started thinking about getting a Wide Angle lens..... Guess I should have. This is the best I could come up with...

  • pixelite

    August 31, 2012 07:47 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/78613237@N04/7899198110/' title='SporeWhl1' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/7899198110_25de3c4d9d.jpg']

  • Robert Simmons

    August 31, 2012 11:53 am

    Downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, USA


  • Feedy

    August 31, 2012 11:50 am

    Two sides of Havana Bay...
    [eimg url='http://asd01.gorodok.net/HavanaWide-1.jpg' title='HavanaWide-1.jpg']

    Hotel Nacional
    [eimg url='http://asd01.gorodok.net/HavanaWide-2.jpg' title='HavanaWide-2.jpg']

  • Erik Machado

    August 31, 2012 09:52 am

    sigma 10-20@10 mm

  • Luca

    August 31, 2012 09:26 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/luca-aka-zicco/7897034080/' title='IMG_7466' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8178/7897034080_aac1b29870.jpg']
    My First Day with the brand new canon ef 8-15 at World Body Paint Festival 2012

  • OnyxE

    August 31, 2012 03:16 am

    I don't have a real wide angle lens. This was taken at 18 mm.


  • Joseph

    August 31, 2012 02:30 am

    Village Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy
    Nikon D7000 with AF-S DX 10-24mm
    f/20, 10.0mm, ISO 100, 0.5sec


  • Lillian Greco

    August 31, 2012 01:45 am

    my contribution, was take at Grand Central Station - NY

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/lillidiver/7376117356/' title='Grand Central Station' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8165/7376117356_b11ef8e2c8.jpg']

  • Dom Crossley

    August 30, 2012 08:52 pm

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8458/7892840614_b4f7680752_z.jpg' title='7892840614_b4f7680752_z.jpg']

  • Andy

    August 28, 2012 11:00 pm

    The famous Zocalo in El Centro, Mexico City, shot with a Canon 24mm f/1.4L II. Cropped for an even wider cinematic effect. I love how all the people appear to be entirely different sizes...


  • Pablo Avizor

    August 28, 2012 05:13 pm

    Cathedral (Granada, Spain)

    See you!

  • Hasan Almasi

    August 28, 2012 02:29 am


  • Sat Sehmbey

    August 28, 2012 02:26 am


  • Judy Royal Glenn

    August 28, 2012 02:11 am

    I went out Saturday to The State Botanical Garden of Georgia having in the back of my mind this week's challenge. That plan went out the window we came upon a Timber Rattlesnake. So I decided to post that encounter since I did not get my wide angle shot:)


  • Josie

    August 27, 2012 10:21 pm


  • Satesh

    August 27, 2012 10:21 pm

    Here is my fav wide angle.


  • AnZanov

    August 27, 2012 07:35 pm

    Sigma, shortest focal length 8mm.
    Mont Saint Michel, I tried to emphasize the leading lines.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/anzanov/7870171884/' title='Mont Saint Michel early morning 2012-08-16 075524' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8286/7870171884_882fc4cfa6.jpg']

  • Victor

    August 27, 2012 12:39 pm

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/7809372646_9db82f2b08_z.jpg' title='7809372646_9db82f2b08_z.jpg']

    Taken with 9mm (18mm according to 35mm standard), it was cropped purposely to make it look even wider.

  • Oscar Diaz

    August 27, 2012 10:56 am

    My wide angle shot.



  • Treven

    August 27, 2012 08:28 am


  • Tom

    August 27, 2012 07:52 am


  • Srivatsa Gundala

    August 27, 2012 07:47 am

    Wide angle from the ground up.


  • Kenny

    August 27, 2012 07:39 am

    HDR at 18mm with the kit lens. Widest I have currently.


  • Kenny

    August 27, 2012 07:38 am

    HDR at 18mm with a kit lens. Was the widest lens I have.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/sampsonimages/7859667384/' title='SI1907' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8422/7859667384_c553329e9a.jpg'][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sampsonimages/7859667384/]SI1907[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/sampsonimages/]Sampson Images[/url], on Flickr[/img]

  • Prasad N

    August 27, 2012 03:34 am



    First one.... The two towers one built 500 years ago on top of a madarsa or school and the other a modern telecom tower

    Second: Entry to the Bidar Fort, where once horses galloped now kids ride bicycles

  • Chamila

    August 27, 2012 03:27 am

    This is the "Wala" open air theater in University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Taken at 18mm (kit lens). Other details available in EXIF details.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/chamilad/7256640012/' title='' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7256640012_16ed2794da.jpg']

  • Tom

    August 27, 2012 02:27 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vixhs/5914530008/' title='Matthiessen State Park-summer time' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5032/5914530008_d9fde4e8f1.jpg']

  • Anthony Jestin

    August 27, 2012 01:01 am

    Recently shot this on my new Tokina 11-16mm on a vacation to Toronto! It was taken at Casa Loma.

    [eimg url='http://www.flickr.com/photos/anthonyjestin/7804086380' title='7804086380']

  • Anthony Jestin

    August 27, 2012 12:58 am

    Just recently purchased a Tokina 11-16mm, and I LOVE it. Here is a shot I got at Casa Loma in Toronto last week, during a vacation I took there.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/anthonyjestin/7804086380/' title='20120817-FLICKR-001.jpg' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7258/7804086380_5bab68bf77.jpg']

  • Damon Rickett

    August 27, 2012 12:51 am

    Here is my wide angle - an upshot of the church in Mallorca, Spain.
    [eimg url='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mXh2dRvTaNo/UBlZ3ufL52I/AAAAAAAABfQ/72yuK0PLWCA/s1600/IMG_7764-Edit_5-Edit_6-Edit_fused.jpg' title='IMG_7764-Edit_5-Edit_6-Edit_fused.jpg']


  • Roscavelly

    August 27, 2012 12:33 am

    Taken from a boat


  • Isa Maidan

    August 26, 2012 08:49 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaid/7863102896/' title='IMG_9458' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7863102896_af6d3c537a.jpg']

  • Isa Maidan

    August 26, 2012 08:48 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaid/7863102896/' title='IMG_9458' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7863102896_af6d3c537a.jpg']

    London Eye

  • Jayesh Bheda

    August 26, 2012 07:21 pm

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7077/7174956043_c07c1e8256.jpg' title='7174956043_c07c1e8256.jpg']
    10mm with Canon 10-22 EFS!!

  • val

    August 26, 2012 06:58 pm

    Here is my wide angle shot, hope the link works
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/onlyme21/7855809560/' title='A bridge, a life, a journey to who knows where.' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7855809560_5b65d9b4f5.jpg'][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/onlyme21/7855809560/]A bridge, a life, a journey to who knows where.[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/onlyme21/]ValREllis[/url], on Flickr[/img]

  • Wendy H

    August 26, 2012 03:48 pm

    Sadly, I don't have a wide angle lens. However, I was able to capture this shot atop a mountain outside of Boulder, CO with my 18-55mm lens.

    [eimg url='http://www.suburbanmisfit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/CO_Landscape_1.jpg' title='CO_Landscape_1.jpg']

  • Aryo

    August 26, 2012 01:19 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/23288657@N04/7855613598/' title='Centre of Attention' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7855613598_47853723d7.jpg']

  • Daniel Lee

    August 26, 2012 12:37 pm

  • Daniel Lee

    August 26, 2012 12:36 pm

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/cYhK41' title='cYhK41']

  • Anand Gopal

    August 26, 2012 05:41 am

    Here's my wide shot.

  • Grant G

    August 26, 2012 05:21 am


  • Arvind

    August 26, 2012 05:11 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/arvindkhanna/7858648206/' title='The search of invisible water' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7858648206_ed84ec1f42_c.jpg']

  • Carl Larson

    August 26, 2012 04:57 am

    Michigan Ave. Chicago
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/clarsonx/7840181728/' title='Michigan Avenue . . . GO!' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/7840181728_835a139102.jpg']

  • Karl

    August 26, 2012 04:43 am

    Beautiful old wooden schooner sitting pier side in the San Juan Islands, Washington state.

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/7858568500_18dcfd0600_b.jpg' title='7858568500_18dcfd0600_b.jpg']

  • Natalie

    August 26, 2012 04:03 am

    Summer on the Netherlands.
    [eimg url='http://pcdn.500px.net/10896823/71decfcede0f69bd98c8d7b4bf42bd87b08d34d5/4.jpg' title='4.jpg']

  • Natalie

    August 26, 2012 03:41 am

  • Natalie

    August 26, 2012 03:36 am

    Summer in the Netherlands

  • Kaare

    August 26, 2012 03:06 am


  • Sreenivasa Sudheendra

    August 26, 2012 02:16 am


  • Sreenivasa Sudheendra

    August 26, 2012 02:16 am

    [eimg url='https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/418436_521892517828092_1726432004_n.jpg' title='418436_521892517828092_1726432004_n.jpg']

  • Sreenivasa Sudheendra

    August 26, 2012 02:15 am


    [eimg url='https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/418436_521892517828092_1726432004_n.jpg' title='418436_521892517828092_1726432004_n.jpg']

  • Copper chadwick

    August 26, 2012 01:28 am

    Halstead fire, Stanley, Idaho. Probably 10mm

  • Tom

    August 26, 2012 01:08 am

    Stadium High School

  • Tom O'Connor

    August 26, 2012 01:07 am

    Here's an interesting one:


  • David Ross

    August 25, 2012 11:48 pm

    And another NYC skyline photo.


  • Rui Patraquim

    August 25, 2012 11:19 pm

    Selfportrait in wideangle


  • David Ross

    August 25, 2012 10:40 pm

    Still somewhat of a newbie photographer but took this the other night with my 16-35mm. 30 second exposure - the lines below the skyline are of a little boat going by.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/r0sss/7856595566/' title='NYC Skyline at night' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/7856595566_f0fd500e4c.jpg']

  • Denis Weerasiri

    August 25, 2012 09:35 pm

    @24 mm http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddweerasiri/7689562756/in/photostream [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddweerasiri/7689562756/' title='At St. Peter and Paul church' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7136/7689562756_dcacbbd2c4.jpg']

  • AJ Borromeo

    August 25, 2012 08:12 pm


  • Steve

    August 25, 2012 06:04 pm

    Without a wide angle you often cannot get everything in the shot

  • Amir Paz

    August 25, 2012 05:39 pm

    here is mine @ 10 mm :




  • joshi daniel

    August 25, 2012 01:11 pm

    Mine: http://joshidaniel.com/2012/08/01/199/

  • Chris

    August 25, 2012 12:48 pm

    The Moulton Barn in the Grand Tetons

  • raghavendra

    August 25, 2012 11:45 am

    wide angle from 7th floor of a building and took a picture of train.


  • Elijah Craig

    August 25, 2012 09:59 am


    Interstate 75 - Atlanta - Chattahoochee River

    17mm on Nikon D7000

  • Scottc

    August 25, 2012 09:38 am

    Wide angle sky over Trier.


  • Jeff E Jensen

    August 25, 2012 07:56 am

    Hoover Dam in Nevada. Many of these shot with a fisheye


  • Andy Russell

    August 25, 2012 07:22 am

    Wide angle landscape.


  • John

    August 25, 2012 06:55 am

    I absolutely love shooting wide! Almost all the photographs on my site are shot with my Tokina 11-16mm and typically I'll shoot them at 11mm.

    Here's one of my recent favorites - http://www.phogropathy.com/the-remains-of-an-old-fence/

  • Neal Goggins

    August 25, 2012 06:52 am

    My "Mercury Dime" woody.

  • Badflea

    August 25, 2012 06:46 am

    Inside Shibuya -Tokyo- by night!


  • Seb

    August 25, 2012 06:38 am

    The Duomo in Siena, Tuscany


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