Focus on Wide Angle Photography

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David Bathgate
Category : Advance

Course Brief :

Wide angle lenses are for getting close, not for "fitting it all in."  They're for putting you and the viewer right in the middle of the situation - face-to-face with street demonstrators or the excited faces of children at a birthday celebration.  Used correctly, wide-angle lenses grab the viewer and put him or her right in the heart of the situation - right there where you were when the picture was made.  In this exciting 4-lesson online photography course instructed by award-winning photographer David Bathgate, you'll come to feel comfortable getting right in there with the subject and using wide angle lenses to powerful and dramatic effect. 

A lot of photographers believe wide angle lenses are only for the "Big Scene," or for jockeying in cramped and crowded quarters. Truth is - there's expansively more to these powerful focal lengths than that.  Wide angles are not just a means to a practical end, they're tools for exploration and dramatic expression that should have a priorty place right at the top of your camera bag.  These online photography classes will put you to reorganizing that kit and moving your wide angle lens to where it belongs - on top of the picture!

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Select the best wide-angle focal length to effectively express how you see and feel about a particular subject or situation
  • Establish strong foregrounds in your photos - "hallmarks" of powerful wide-angle photographs
  • Create "layers" of interest in your wide-angle photographs
  • Skillfully handle an expansive perspective and be in control of the frame - front to back

 

What you will need:

  • Digital SLR or compact mirrorless camera (film is also fine, but you'll need to scan images for upload to the TCI website)
  • Prime or zoom lens(es) in the 16-24mm range
  • Computer with photo-processing software (e.g. Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom)

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