When you think about landscape photography, you might immediately think of the wide angle zoom lens, which is great for capturing those expansive landscapes and “taking it all in.”
But, a telephoto zoom lens can also be helpful when photographing landscapes. To understand why, it’s important to know what determines perspective and how perspective can help convey a particular feeling in a photograph.
What determines perspective?
As Ansel Adams repeats so often in his wonderful book, The Camera: “perspective is a function of camera-to-subject distance.”
There’s a common misconception that perspective is determined by focal length, but in reality, the only thing that determines perspective is where you put the camera.
There are at least two rules of perspective that you should be familiar with:(more…)
Table of contents
- 5 Tips for Setting the Focus in Your Landscape Photography
- Why you Need a Telephoto Zoom Lens for Landscape Photography
- ADVANCED GUIDES
- CREATIVE TECHNIQUES