Wide Angle: Weekly Photography Challenge

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.

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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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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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

    Summer in the Netherlands

  • 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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