Fun with wide angle

posted on 31st of october, 2012

I started photography with a 50mm prime. I was so skeptic about wide angle lenses and distortions that buying a Kit lens was a 'no no' for me.

After more than a year I somehow thought of buying a superwide angle of 10-20mm. Still I used to make mess with most of the shots due to wrong angles. It is definitely not a cakewalk to apply wide angle in apt cases. Howvever once you are game and practice, wide angle seems to be pure bliss :)

Be it a landscape or an architecture or a cityscape wide angle helps you to get a unique perspective. I sometimes use it for portraits as well to get such perspective. Most of the contests I won due to my wide-angle only :) Wish I can buy a Tokina fish eye soon.

Here are some samples from my portfolio with Sigma 10-20mm. i am yet to upload few of my best wide angle shots from my trips to the Himalaya.

Few of my wide angle shots (I did not keep them for sale) were featured in Times Photo Journal, 121clicks, fotoflock by Epson etc. :)
Lte me know your story about wide angles.

Comments (11)

Posted by Suebmtl on January 17, 2013
Beautiful shots.
I also got a Sigma 10-20 mm lens recently and really like it.
Posted by Freedomsfolio on November 05, 2012
Thank you so much :)
Posted by Mike2focus on November 01, 2012
Very inspiring information! You've got some beautiful wide angle shots. Thanks for posting.
Posted by Lenutaidi on November 01, 2012
Beautiful pictures!Thank you for sharing! Congratulations!
Posted by Freedomsfolio on November 01, 2012
Thanks friends :)
Thanatonautii, 3rd party lenses are cheaper than Canon/Nikon etc. You can also go for 2nd hand lens if it still produces sharp images :)
Posted by FabioConcetta on November 01, 2012
Beautiful work, very nice pictures, congratulations!
Posted by Thanatonautii on November 01, 2012
Really great pictures! I would love to have a superwide lens but I think it`s too expensive for my budget :)
Posted by Freedomsfolio on October 31, 2012
Thanks all
Angelsimon....right u r. As I said I do take portraits sometimes :) However, some of them look great with 10-20mm but do not have commercial value , so did not share here...
Posted by Egomezta on October 31, 2012
Great use of your super wide angle lens. Congratulations.
Posted by Angelsimon on October 31, 2012
Nice landscapes. Try to do portraits of people with this extreme wide angle and you will see what is funny...
Posted by Jackbluee on October 31, 2012
Nice pictures. Thank you for sharing!

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Recognitions: Nominated for Eventful India Photography Award Featured by Fotoflock by Epson, online magazine Photo story featured on Fotoflock site Appreciated by 121clicks.com Won contests on Megashot's website. Won contest on newcamera's website. Winner for contest conducted by Times Photo Journal.

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