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

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Re: Why I am I so bad composing with wide angle lenses?
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Smallpox wrote:

D Cox wrote:

Smallpox wrote:

DMillier wrote:

I used to love wide angle lenses - I thought they produced very dramatic imagery.

Nowadays I shoot almost always with longer focal lengths, even for landscapes. I find that using wide angles almost always results in terrible compositions.

Question is, why? Ultra wide angles are very popular these days, everyone uses them, often with great success. But I can't shoot anything wider than 35mm equivalent without getting poor compositions.

Why do I find wider lenses so hard to compose with? There must be something about the characteristics of wide lenses that is hard to control...

Wide angle is how my eyes see the world 180°. So I seldom use anything else... and the images are just different

Only drummers can travel in time

This is very nice indeed.

Can you tell us which lens and camera you used, and where the scene is ?

Thanks. This is a tiny casio ZR850 with 25-900 lens in southern Croatia.

An example of how a good photographer can use any camera.

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