Why I am I so bad composing with wide angle lenses?

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saltydogstudios Senior Member • Posts: 1,372
Re: Why I am I so bad composing with wide angle lenses?

mike earussi wrote:

It's just how you see. I'm not very good either but I use Lea's photos as inspiration. The key seems to be to always include a lot of foreground in the shot.

Yeah, this.

It's harder to create layers - foreground, midground, background with a wider lens. With a longer lens something 5 feet away can be the foreground. With a wider lens... 2 feet away?

Or the backgrounds needs to be really far back for the same effect - mountains.

Longer lenses compress and that compression naturally creates layers.

Wide lenses expand (the opposite of compress) and you need to work harder to create layers.

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