• Ultra-Wide Landscape
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    How do those great photographers capture magnificent, wide angle landscape images? In this series of videos, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, shows you how he captures unusual landscape images in the South Dakota Badlands and the caves of Lake Superior. You will learn how to shoot from ground level, prevent lens flare, and correct for… Read more »

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    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… Read more »

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  • 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… Read more »

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  • 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… Read more »

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  • Focus Stacking Photography with an Ultra Wide Lens
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    The ultra wide angle lens excels in capturing extreme images of broad, sweeping landscape scenes. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, demonstrates this technique through focus stacking photography in the South Dakota Badlands. Ian explains, “Using the ultra wide angle lens, you can be inches away from the ground in the bottom half… Read more »

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    The photographer’s universal question. How to prevent lens flare? In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, shows you tips and techniques for preventing lens flare. In the South Dakota Badlands, Ian sets up to shoot a landscape at an extreme wide angle, but the sunlight is striking the lens glass. Result? Lens flare. He… Read more »

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  • Shooting Interiors with an Ultra Wide Lens
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    Going ultra wide with your interiors. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, ventures into a Lake Superior sea cave for the ultra wide experience. In one composition, the walls of the cave are extremely narrow, a foot away from the camera on either side. The ultra wide lens opens up the interior to… Read more »

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  • Retouching Focus Stacked Images
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    Blending focus stacked images in Helicon Focus doesn’t always work perfectly. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, takes you into post production for tips on retouching a blended photograph. If you have moving elements such as clouds in your blended image, there will be some errors. Ian shows you his image of trees… Read more »

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  • Setting Up Your Tripod for Use on Ground Level
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    When you shoot in the ultra wide angle format, getting down to ground level helps create the best image. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, gives you tips on ground level setups. For ultra wide photographs, it is important that your tripod gets you close to the ground. In one tripod brand, you… Read more »

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