Long lenses in landscape photography: How to use a telephoto lens to shoot better landscape images


posted Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM EDT


When considering essential landscape lenses, it's reasonable to first think about wide-angle lenses, such as a 12-24mm or 24-70mm lens. In addition to a wide lens, a telephoto zoom is also a must-have lens for landscape photographers. Landscape and nature photographer Mads Peter Iversen believes that a 70-200mm lens is essential and in his latest video, he shares five tips to help you master your telephoto zoom lens for capturing landscape photos.

"The long focal lengths are just as important as the wider focal lengths are," says Iversen. When using a long lens for landscape photography, it's important to understand that at its most basic, a tele-zoom lens simply reduces your field of view. Iversen often uses a longer lens simply to get closer to the subject of his photo. There are times when the scene demands a longer focal length, which is why it's so important to have a telephoto lens in your kit.

To see more of Mads Peter Iversen's work, visit his website and follow him on Instagram. You can watch the rest of his videos, including many great behind-the-scenes videos, by clicking here.

(Via Mads Peter Iversen