Ian Plant

Shooting Near and Far with an Ultra Wide-Angle Lens

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Big foreground, big sky. The near-to-far composition. In this video, professional outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you how to capture a distinct landscape image in the South Dakota Badlands with the ultra wide-angle lens.

He explains, “To make a creative photograph with your ultra wide lens, you need to get close to both your foreground and background.” Using the ultra-wide 11mm lens, he positions himself low and composes an arid mountain under dramatic cloud patterns, then fills the frame’s lower half with the undulating ground pattern. The result is a spectacular image of mountain and sky.

Join pro shooter Ian Plant, who demonstrates the concept of near-to-far to create beautiful landscapes.


See all of the videos in our Ultra-Wide Landscape Course:

Ultra-Wide Landscape—Course Preview
Introduction to Ultra Wide-Angle Photography
When to Use an Ultra Wide-Angle Lens
Shooting Near and Far with an Ultra Wide-Angle Lens
Focus-Stacking Photography with an Ultra-Wide Lens
How to Prevent Lens Flare
Shooting Interiors with an Ultra-Wide Lens
Retouching Focus-Stacked Images
Setting Up Your Tripod for Use on Ground Level
Blending Exposures Using Photoshop
Wide-Angle Lens Distortion Correction


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