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Wide-Angle Photography by Chris Marquardt

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Now that we have spent some time discussing what makes an image appealing, the following sections take a closer look at the technical side of wide-angle photography. There are few forms of art in which creativity and technology are as closely linked as they are in photography. Wide-angle lenses have a number of idiosyncratic features that can help you improve your overall photographic compositional skills.

We will begin by looking at the effects wide-angles have on sharpness and focus, and then we’ll go on to look at how they affect color reproduction and the distribution of brightness within the frame. This chapter concludes with some tips on how to master the unique features of wide-angle lenses and how to use them to give yourself a creative ...

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