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Don’t Overlook the Power of a Long Lens in Landscape Photography

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No doubt, when most of us think about landscape photography, we think about using wide angle lenses to capture a lot of a scene in one shot. However, long lenses can be quite useful for landscape work as well, and this great video explores why you should consider using one for your own photos.

Coming to you from Steve O’Nions, this fantastic video explores the usefulness of a lens with a longer focal length for landscape photography. Most of us use a wide angle lens for the majority of our landscape photographs, but a longer focal length can be a great alternative and a way to distinguish your photos from the crowd. It can be a way to pick off more intricate details to create abstract images, or you can take advantage of the increased compression to bring elements together and create a sense of size. And the great part is that since landscape photography generally does not need wide apertures, you can carry the lighter and less expensive f/4 zooms and the like. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi.” 

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