What is your favorite landscape camera lens? In this video on ultra wide angle photography, professional outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you why he is addicted to what he calls “that sweet ultra-wide lens.”
What exactly is an ultra wide-angle lens? By way of example, Ian uses his Canon 11–24mm lens, which corrects for the rectilinear distortion that creates the curved lines from the fish-eye lens. Straight lines are rendered straight. The purpose of the lens is to dramatize the foregrounds through extreme perspective. “You want to be low and close with your subject,” he says.
Join pro shooter Ian Plant to learn the benefits of ultra wide-angle photography.
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