Using your Super Wide Angle Lens: You Keep Shooting with Bryan Peterson

Using your Super Wide Angle Lens: You Keep Shooting with Bryan Peterson


What is the color compliments or orange Blue. That’s correct and guess what I found? We’ve got some beautiful orange flowers here in the Mount Adams national wilderness and above me blue sky, so here’s my suggestion for you, how can we combine the color complements of orange and blue into a really compelling composition? Hi I’m Bryan Peterson and you are watching another edition of Adorama TV. The question I’m asking you has a lot to do with the lens choice and point of view. We have the colors defined. We got the orange, we got the blue but how can we make this compelling? Some of you probably might reach for a macro or a telephoto and get down low and shoot this orange against the blue sky perhaps? But very few of you are going to reach for your super wide angle lens and that’s unfortunate because so often many, many great wide-angle photographs are passed by simply because of an inability to appreciate and understand the vision of a wide-angle lens. So with that in mind most wide-angle shots rely on extreme use of foreground. Immediate foreground. This is our immediate foreground right here those orange flowers. The point of view however is going to be critical I could really wrench my neck and lay down on this uphill slope and point the camera up to incorporate the lines of the trees, the lines of the flowers and the smashing color complement of orange and blue or I could make things a whole lot easier so here’s the whole lot easier part. I’m going to go down like so and watch what happens okay? I’m going to lay on my back, okay watch the view I’m going to get you’ll see this on the video. Yeah is that incredible or what? I’m using a Nikkor 10-24mm for a full wide at 10mm which is a full-frame equivalent of approximately 15mm aperture choice f/22. Adjust my exposure with my polarizer in place because of the angle of view, I’m 90 degrees to the side that accounts for the deep saturation of the blue sky you’re about to see and an f/22 with 640 ISO, I got a little bit of wind here so at 640 at f/22 I’m getting a shutter speed of about a 1/50 of a second waiting for the wind to die down. There you go take a look at that. You’ve got to agree come on that’s a phenomenal picture of orange and blue. The angle of view, the point of view, they all combine to create a really compelling composition and keep in mind on that composition, I’m using the foreground green that’s on this hillside as the lower part of the horizon line and that becomes in effect a horizon that green bottom, roughly bottom third, so we got green. We got orange. We got blue. We’ve got color and isn’t that what it’s all about? When you’re heading out the door, don’t you want to come back, with some vivid and strong color compositions? The wide-angle lens, change your point of view, polarizer to pop that blue out of the sky and subsequently with the orange in front color comes to town! Just another idea from Mount Adams wilderness area in beautiful Washington State. This is Bryan Peterson reminding all of you, You Keep Shooting!

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