In landscape photography, as in general photography, wide-angle lenses and fixed focal lengths are very popular among specialists. First of all, I advise you to turn to specialized literature to understand, for example, various families of lenses and the influence of their focal length.
If the choice of wide-angle image is easy to understand, if you want to include an immense landscape in the photo, then the choice of a fixed focal length is a little more unclear. You should know that a fixed focal length lens has a very advanced optical formula and is ideal for its focal length. In contrast, the magnification used at the shortest focal length often shows the limits of its variable optical formula, and unwanted effects, such as vignetting or distortion at the edges of the image, may appear on the image.
Fireworks photography also usually allows you to navigate to determine the best point of view for shooting. If you work in zoom mode, you will tend to increase, not move forward or backward. And yet, often, moving, we find an ideal point of view, a better perspective.
You will also have to keep track of the speed that your device selects depending on the available lighting. Regarding the measurement of illumination, we prefer the evaluation mode of measurement, which will analyze the brightness values in the entire image in 63 zones. This measurement is very reliable for all landscapes, except when there is little sun on the horizon or a snowy landscape (very reflective), which can put you in a backlit position. In this case, it may be necessary to play with the exposure corrector by making a correction to compensate for the measurement error of the cell.
Finally, pay attention to perspective when using a wide-angle lens. If you aim up (usually in the mountains or in front of a large monument) or down (less often), you will cause a strong perspective effect that will distort the image. Often you just need to pull back a bit and choose a more standard focal length to give the subject more elegant proportions. This is applicable for butterfly photography.
If you use a wide-angle lens for landscape photographs, it can produce geometric distortions that will sometimes be unpleasant for the eyes. Fortunately, there are many programs that can correct this distortion, including the DPP that comes with your device. However, please note that by correcting the distortion, the program slightly crop your photo. Therefore, it will be necessary to plan a little wider when shooting, so as not to see an important element trimmed by the operation.
The success of a portrait depends on many parameters, including the naturalness of the model and the selected trigger moment. But there are also a number of factors that, if well managed by the photographer, will allow him to obtain strong and technically advanced images. For him, this will be a matter of mastering the depth of field by including clear and blurry parts in his portrait in order to direct the viewer’s gaze to the sharp elements that will be the strengths of the image (usually the appearance of the model).
There is no inevitable rule at the composition level, as the creative possibilities are numerous in this exercise. As in landscape photography, we can apply the rule of thirds by placing our eyes on the line of high thirds to balance the composition. However, this results in slightly consistent images. You can also choose a more rigid frame by cropping the top of the head at the top of the forehead or just above the edge of the model. This can give the gaze more power by focusing on it the viewer’s gaze. However, if there is one rule that must be observed, then this is the direction of view, which should determine the side of the photograph in which the object will be moved. Try to leave as much space as possible in the direction of the model’s gaze; this airs the photo and gives the viewer the impression of greater freedom. Conversely, a photograph in which the model’s gaze will lean against the frame of the image will create an impression of oppression and restriction (which can be sought in some cases).
General Photography is the area of choice for medium and long focal lengths. Indeed, we cannot always choose the ideal point at which we can take pictures, and we will have to act quickly. The versatility of the zoom then works wonders! Whether during a sporting event or just with a moving object (for example, an animal or a child playing), this will allow you to correctly and quickly create an object without having to constantly move.