Angle Telephoto Lens

Angle Telephoto Lens

Creative Photography: Choose the right lens for the job

A new Digital Camera comes with a multitude of features, but one of the first things consider is the quality and power of the lens. But how many of us really understands what can be achieved by creative use of lenses?.

The difference between a Wide Angle Lens and a telephoto lens is more than just increase. To get the most out of your lenses, they must also understand how they affect the depth of field and perspective.

You already know that the TV lens magnifies everything in the image. But you also know that when you zoom in, or connect the tele large also reduce the depth of field on the issue? This is a great method to remove a distracting background of your photo. The result is twofold: the narrow field of view reduces the minimum amount of background you can see, and the shallow depth of field ensures that be completely out of focus.

So when shooting subjects such as people and animals using telephoto lenses (or zoom with zoom lens) is often the best approach. The result is a very three dimensional effect, with the theme that appears to clear out and clear from the blurred background.

Moreover, its wide-angle does exactly the opposite. No doubt much more to make everything seem smaller. The lens making wide-angle (as the name implies) a much wider angle of view and has a much stronger depth of field than a standard or telephoto lens. That means no only seen much of the background of the picture, but also be much more focused.

Therefore, the wide-angle lens is not as good for photos portrait style, because the background is too distracting. On the other hand, is excellent for landscape photos, especially when both objects in the foreground and background you need to keep in focus.

The other aspect of their choice of lens is the perspective that is much more difficult to explain without pictures, but I'll give it a try.

Have you ever seen a cricket match on television? (If you are replacing the baseball in the United States here). It is common to find a close-up of batter, and note that the wicket-keeper (shortstop) seems to be standing just a few yards behind him, and the crowd in the stands like a short distance away. When you see a side view, you may be surprised to see that the wicket-keeper is standing about ten yards behind the batter, and of course we know that the gallery is a well about 60 meters back. So what's going on?

The answer is simple. The telephoto lens large size used for the foreground tends to make objects at different distances seem much closer to each other than they really are. In short, compressed perspective natural, so people separated by a distance appear to be quite close to each other.

This principle also applies to landscape photography. Imagine a scene with a tree in the foreground and a mountain in the distance. Being away from the trees and shoot with a telephoto lens, which will also enlarge the mountains in the background. As a result, appear much closer to the tree than they are.

Now imagine taking the same scene with a wide angle lens. Being much closer to the tree, can be photographed in such a way that takes the same amount of space in composition. However, by reducing scene to fit under the tree, it also reduces the background … it seems much farther away than it really is.

Thus, the wide-angle lens makes the opposite of the telephoto lens. It exaggerates the perspective, making objects at different distances seem much farther apart than they really are.

In short words, the end result of these two approaches is that, the telephoto lens adds weight to the background, which appears relatively large in the photos (albeit with depth issues on the ground in some cases). The wide-angle lens adds significance to the forefront, making the background seem much smaller and more distant.

Therefore, simply changing your choice of lenses, which can dramatically alter the impact of their photos. Imagine the creative possibilities, you have the power to control how the viewer sees not only the subject, but how it relates to the environment at the same time.

This is a difficult to explain without pictures, but hey – Has a digital camera. Why not step right out now and try some of these ideas. Or if you feel lazy, sit and watch some sport on TV. In fact, can teach you something about the picture.
About the Author

Andrew Goodall is a professional nature photographer of 20 years experience. He is also an author, teacher and gallery owner. Visit where you can see Andrew’s images and ebooks, and subscribe to the free online newsletter for further tips.

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