Photo Tip: Shoot Wide, Shoot Low

Todays shooting tip comes from a personal experience while out walking in our new neighbourhood and shooting with Sony’s new Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm f/2 and the trusty Alpha A850. We are fortunate to have a lot of Jacaranda trees in the area and combined with the recent rain the pavement was covered in the purple flowers and mushrooms.

I admit, I seldom shoot with wide angle lenses so this presented me with an opportunity to try something new… but what?

I switched over to manual focus, stopped down to f/8-11 and (due to the lack of Live View – come on Sony, Nikon, Canon, some of the pro bodies deserve this with a rotating LCD) held the camera to the ground and guessed what I was getting through the viewfinder (I was not keen to lie on any of the bees hovering over the ground).

There is a whole new perspective on the world when you shoot wide and get down low, try it some time, even if you don’t have a really wide angle lens, thenĀ hire it and explore a whole new world from down low.

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Tristan - Founder

Founder of PhotoComment. In a relatively short space of time he has experienced the photography industry almost full circle. From camera repairs, to photographic retail, wholesale, marketing for one of the large camera brands, part time photographer and of course blogger there is hardly a moment when he is not eating, drinking and occasionally getting some sleep where photography is not involved.