Wide angle lens is ideal for landscape photography
For capturing details and to magnify small objects, use a macro lens
If you want to be more creative, try a fisheye lens
To take good pictures one needs more than skill; one needs to have also the right type of camera lens. There are tons of them out there. So which one is the right one for each shot? Read this article to learn which lens to use each time in order to take perfect pictures, whether you want to immortalize that amazing sunset, or that special family moment.
Start by deciding what you want to shoot, and then estimate how far away from the camera your subject is. Is it large, or small? For example, do you want a panoramic shot of a landscape, or are you focusing on a tiny object?
- Step 2.
If the subject of your shooting is tall buildings, or an expansive landscape, the right type of lens to use is a wide-angle one. This type of lens has a wider field of vision than the eye, therefore it will capture more and with clarity both the background and foreground of your large subject.
- Step 3
For capturing details and to magnify small objects, you will have to use a macro lens. Its short focal length will allow you to take close up shots without distortions.
- Step 4
When your subject is far away, you could either use a zoom, or a telephoto lens. Both types of lenses reduce the distance between your camera and your subject: a zoom lens will magnify your subject and the telephoto lens will make it appear larger.
- Step 5
If you feel inspired and want to be more creative, put a fisheye lens on your camera; it will distort and give a curved appearance to the object. This otherworldly effect was used in the 1960s and 1970s to produce band pictures and album covers.
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Ιn order to take good pictures then, in addition to skill you need to have:
- Camera on which you can swap lenses
- Wide-angle lens
- Zoom lens
- Telephoto lens
- Macro lens
- Fisheye lens