How to use a long lens to capture the scene within the scene in landscape photography
posted Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT
Thomas Heaton is continuing to release videos from his photography trip to Namibia. While his recent videos have focused on his foray into wildlife photography, a discipline far different from his typical landscape photography, his latest video sees a return to the norm for Heaton. The video takes place in Deadvlei, Namibia, a location famous for its sand dunes and swaths of dead trees.
Landscape photography is often done using wider lenses, such as the very popular Canon 16-35mm f/4 and 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses, both of which are in Heaton's kit. However, in this latest video, he employs instead a long lens, a Canon 100-400mm zoom. When faced with a wide, expansive vista, it can be difficult to capture a compelling composition as there is simply too much to see and photograph. A longer lens can help isolate a subject and find the scene within the scene.
(Via Thomas Heaton)