There are so many different camera lenses on the market today, with so many different specs, it can be hard to know which lens you need to suit your particular photography style. Below are reasons why a wide-angle lens needs to be in your camera bag.
Capturing the whole scene
Wide-angle lenses are the perfect choice for scenery. You can tell a story with just one image. You can focus on a particular building or focal point yet still capture the scene’s essence around you.
Greater depth of field
The wide-angle lens gives a greater depth of field. Depth of field is the distance between the nearest and furthest elements in your scene that appear in sharp focus within your photograph; this is why a wide-angle lens is a favourite tool amongst every photographer.
Giving portraits context
When doing portrait photography, many photographers capture the close-ups and the subject’s personality. However, capturing the context of your subject within your shot is one of the most effective ways to capture a successful portrait. It tells a story and gives a deeper meaning to your photography.
When taking photographs with your wide-angle lens, you will understand the many different ways one lens can enhance your images. With Lighting, camera settings and positioning, you can create a range of different moods and atmospheres, so let your creativity take over and push those boundaries for the best photographs.
What photography is a wide-angle lens good for?
Whether you’re in real estate, a wide-angle lens would be the perfect tool for taking images of the interior of homes. Not only can they capture the essence of the room, but they can also make them appear more spacious.
Wide-angle lenses are perfect for capturing landscapes, as you can almost get a whole 180-degree angle. Perfect if you want to sell panoramic views on canvases.
City and Seascapes
People love an excellent scenery photographs; we like to take photos or buy imagery of places we’ve been, things we’ve seen and have that memory for a lifetime. Cityscapes and seascapes captured with a wide-angle lens are the perfect examples of the most popular souvenirs from our travels.
If you’re looking into wide-angle lenses, take a look at our new and used options, or if you would like to know more about wide-angle lenses, why a wide-angle camera lens needs to be in your camera bag and if they could suit you and your photography needs, have a chat with one of our team who will be happy to assist you.