It's Week #14: Big Picture

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Photo by: David Bacsa РWeek 3: Greetings From (2016)

Go “the other macro”!

Last week we suggested using a macro lens to capture small details in your photo. This week, go big and capture a whole scene! Go big or go home! ūüėČ


Tips and Tuts for this week:

  • Strongly consider using a wider angle lens. It doesn’t have to be fisheye (that’s the Extra Credit), but a wider angle will allow you to capture more of a scene in front of you than a regular lens will. Check out these beautiful examples of wide lens photography
  • Try using a deeper depth of field to capture more of your scene, and not¬†just focus on the small things. Usually f/8 will give you most of the scene in focus, but f/11 and higher will ensure it.¬†Remember:
    • Wider¬†aperture (lower number) +¬†longer¬†focal length + standing¬†close¬†to the subject = a¬†shallower¬†depth of field (less in focus)
    • Narrower¬†aperture (higher number) +¬†shorter¬†focal length + standing¬†further¬†away from your subject = a¬†wider¬†depth of field (more in focus)
  • Try and combine other challenges we’ve had that will help you to compose in a strong way. Think leading lines, rule of thirds, etc…
  • Go high! Get on the rooftop of the tallest building in your area. Shoot a¬†city skyline, go to the ocean, climb a mountain, look up at a mountain, shoot a busy highway or intersection. The possibilities are endless!
  • Think outside the box. This challenge can also be interpreted figuratively. What could make the viewer think bigger picture?

Looking for more inspiration? Check out The Googles! Oh you sweet Googles. 


Extra Credit: Fisheye

For some extra credit joojoo, use a fisheye lens! A fisheye is a super wide angle lens that distorts your image, giving you a wide panoramic image. This allows you to capture an image that you might have only been able to get part of before! If you don’t have a fisheye lens, don’t fret! This part is only Extra Credit ūüôā

Check out The Googles for more inspiration!!


Remember, it is¬†not necessary¬†to keep this Extra Credit challenge in mind while shooting. It’s extra credit!

*Please note!! You can only submit ONE photo per week, for the week’s challenge. This photo can include the “Extra Credit” part of the challenge, or the “regular” challenge, but you can never submit more than one photo!

Past Challenges 2016

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