Take two angles on the same subject and display the results side by side
There are times when one image is not enough. Take this wheat field, for example. The close-up shot works well and the wider view is also interesting – but the two edited together are a much stronger result.
Both the images were taken using the same aperture setting of f/1.8. This created a shallow depth of field and therefore blurred lots of the scene in both images. When shooting the wide angle, we made sure the tree in the distance was the main focal point; for the close-up, we homed in on one plant leaving the remaining blurred around.
We also only used one lens, a 50mm prime. You could use a variable zoom or a more extreme wide angle to get a more exaggerated result, however.
It’s important when you edit your images together that they relate to each other but also have the same finish. We made sure the colour and tones in the scene reflected each other, so they sat together pleasingly as a pair.
The great thing about this project is it lends itself to any genre. If landscape scenes aren’t your thing, try it with a portrait or urban shots of the city.