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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