Wide angle versus short telephoto lenses for landscape photography


posted Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5:00 AM EST


While exploring the picturesque Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island, photographer Adam Gibbs discusses the differences and how best to utilize wide angle versus short telephoto lenses for landscape photography.

People often think about wide lenses as being "landscape lenses" and to a large extent it's true that a wider lens is often better-suited for capturing beautiful natural scenes. However, longer lenses can work very well for landscape photography as well. In the video below, Gibbs uses Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and Nikon 24-120mm f/4 lenses on his Nikon D850 DSLR. The latter lens he uses at focal lengths as long as 62mm, which is certainly well beyond "wide angle" and entering the "short telephoto" focal length range.

Which images are your favorite in Gibbs' video and do you ever use short or long telephoto lenses for landscape photography? Let us know in the comments below.

(Via Adam Gibbs)