Ian Plant

When to Use an Ultra Wide-Angle Lens

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When should you use your ultra wide-angle lens? In this video, professional outdoor photographer Ian Plant demonstrates how this amazing lens works best in distinct situations.

Ian explains, “I use this lens for big, dramatic scenes.” For landscapes, he angles low on foregrounds to balance spectacular cloud formations or jagged mountains as backgrounds. If he is in a tunnel or slot canyon, the ultra-wide expands the interior. Although it’s a specialized lens, the more you use it, the more photo applications you will discover. You will learn that Ian uses his 11–24mm lens for 80% of his landscape images.

Join pro shooter Ian Plant, who shows you when the ultra wide-angle lens works best.


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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