This week the theme for our 52 week blog circle is WIDE ANGLE. So, I took an inventory of what I have in the way of wide angle lenses to use this past week. My first L series lens was the 17-40mm f4.0. We bought it as we prepared to galavant across the southwest and wanted to be able to capture the sweeping views we would encounter in National Parks like the Grand Canyon, Arches and Zion.
So of course my first thought was to photograph a landscape image but that was just too similar to something I have been able to accomplish before. What I had not tried before was turning my wide angle lens on people and pets. I love the look of portraits of dog noses with a fish eye lens but with out one of those I was going to see what I could do with just my 17-40mm. So I set off to try to capture that wide angle distortion. Photographing women and girls with a wide angle lens is probably not going to win you any fans. But little boys think it’s funny to see themselves “puffy” (as my son put it) and dogs’ noses just beg to be photographed in this manner.
Note: On a crop sensor that 17mm is actually not as wide, more like a 27mm. However, even with that focal length I figured I should be able to get something fun. Here is what I came up with for my WIDE ANGLE this week…Noses
Now head on over to Valerie’s blog to see what she came up with her WIDE ANGLE image.
If you want to read a little bit more about using wide angle lenses take a look at these articles from LenRental.com and another from Jim Harmer at ImprovePhotography.com. If you are on Pinterest, I have both these articles pinned in my Photo Tips & Tricks board that you can repin from.