Mastering Wide Angle Lenses

A wide-angle lens is the first choice for landscape photographers. It makes sense intuitively that the best lens to capture an amazing scene is one that captures the maximum amount of it. However, this mindset is only useful in practice. This week, I went to Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Utah, to capture some incredible slot canyons and to talk about wide angle lenses.

First, if you are interested in photography of slot canyon landscapes, you will find lots of beautiful scenery in this video.

You can also find a Youtube discussion below the video about which wide angle lens works best for photography. If you are curious or have any comments, please visit it!

Some Photography Life readers had previously asked about the article versions of our new videos. We already have an article that covers the same topics. It has been updated to reflect the current state of affairs: How to Use Wide Angle Lenses.

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Slot Canyon Archway
NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 14mm, ISO 400, 1/10, f/8.0
Spooky Slot Canyon Escalante
NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 14mm, ISO 800, 1/13, f/16.0
Peekaboo Slot Canyon Escalante
NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 14mm, ISO 200, 1/5, f/16.0