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Benefits of using Wide Angle Lens for Landscape photography.
Good quality wide angle / ultra-wide angle lenses are 'aspherical' lenses designed to frame very large subjects into your camera by covering a large field of view averaging around 90 degrees and greater.
These types of lenses are ideal for landscapes and architecture photography. They also make panoramic photography quite easy too by optionally cropping a single full frame image to a more rectangular shape, as opposed to stitching a series of photos together that cover the same field of view.
Other benefits of wide angle lenses with landscape photography are their desirably deep field of view, which improves capturing background and foreground details more evenly.
Importance of slow shutter speed.
Australian Landscape photography - Slow shutter speeds allow a photographer to expose an image in a low light/poor light situation such as twilight and night time, normally with a static (still) subject. Shutter speeds can be adjusted anywhere from say 1 second to as much as 30 seconds from most DSLR cameras manual settings. Longer shutter speeds ranging from several minutes to even hours can also be achieved by using a ‘bulb’ release setting.
As a general rule, the darker the environment is, the longer the shutter speed can stay open. A tripod is a must when using really slow shutter speeds to eliminate blur and shake.
Using a Tripod.
A tripod is an essential tool for the serious Landscape and Lightning photographer. A sturdy tripod will prevent blur and shake during long exposures with a range of applications such as night time photography, lightning photography and landscape photography.
Tripods will also prevent shake when using long super-telephoto lenses. Many of today’s telephoto lenses feature an image stabilizer (IS) or vibration reduction (VR) feature to reduce blur and shake but if using high-speed professional telephoto lenses for wildlife (which are really heavy!) like a 600mm f4 prime lens for example, you will still need a sturdy tripod, not just because they are bulky and difficult to hand hold but also to prevent shake, as even the slightest flinch of movement when using such a long focal length can result in a soft, blurry image.
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