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Wide-Angle Photography by Chris Marquardt

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We shoot images in order to have an effect on the viewer, to tell stories, or to generate emotion. We have a whole arsenal of tools to help us achieve this and the content of our pictures is at the top of the list. For example, grandparents will always like a photo of their grandchildren, even if little care was taken while composing and shooting it.

Alongside the content of an image, its composition has a powerful effect on the viewer, too. Careful placement of objects within the frame helps to influence what the viewer sees as important and underscores the photo’s message.

Wide angles of view don’t always help when it comes to producing clean, punchy images, and they often fill the frame with more content than we are used to. As a result, this ...

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