Change your view

Be sure to try out all your fo­cal lengths for a fresh per­spec­tive

Digital Camera World - - WINTER LANDSCAPES -

There’s much more to clas­sic win­ter scenes than just wide sweep­ing vis­tas of moun­tains and fields. The sea­son also pro­vides plen­ti­ful op­por­tu­ni­ties for de­tail shots, as well as in­ti­mate land­scapes.

One ap­proach for break­ing away from stan­dard shots is to re­place your widean­gle lens with a tele­photo for the day, chal­leng­ing your­self to see sub­jects anew. Longer fo­cal lengths of­fer the op­por­tu­nity to hone in on el­e­ments such as frozen bub­bles, leaves in frost, or low win­ter light hit­ting a sin­gle tree. They also com­press the per­spec­tive of a scene, so that the viewer is more drawn to the sub­ject.

When you switch up your lens choice, play around with the aper­ture, too. Us­ing smaller f/stops than you might usu­ally for stan­dard land­scapes can yield dreamy out-of-fo­cus back­grounds and bokeh.

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