How to Use Ultra-Wide Lenses

A very complete article by Ken Rockwell, titled “How to Use Ultra-Wide Lenses“, folds back onto the use of these lenses which cover an enormous field of vision and often give pictures out of the usual (even if we started to get used to it since the birth of photography).

  • Why it is no use pushing more things in the frame
  • How and why bother about scale
  • The central importance of image composition
  • The need to always come closer
  • Advice about the photograph’s position, the frame (and its borders), alignment
  • The need to stay attentive to what is excluded from the image
  • the relationship between different planes (near-far)
  • Deformations
  • Misalignment and its huge impact

And many other things…