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Wide-Angle Photography by Chris Marquardt

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Perhaps you are familiar with situations similar to the following: You are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon, you have seen plenty of impressive photos of this location, and you want to use your new wide-angle lens to capture our own. Once you reach your destination, you are deeply impressed by the sheer depth and breadth of the landscape and begin to snap away using your new 12mm. Back home, you are disappointed to find that little of that breathtaking breadth and depth is seen in your images. Worse still, your best photos only get a lukewarm reaction from your friends.

In order to understand what has happened, let’s take a closer look at how to capture real-world depth and breadth in photos. To do this, we will approach the subject of wide-angle ...

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