Tuesday, July 26, 2011
There's another slightly subtle benefit of a wide angle lens. It's very obvious if you have two photos of the same subject side-by-side, one taken with a wide angle lens and the other with a telephoto lens. The wide angle photo looks more “natural”, more “three dimensional”, while the telephoto picture looks “flat”. The photo above was taken at a distance of 6 inches, with a wide angle lens. It's a good approximation of what you'd see if you were out there eyeball-to-eyeball with our little hummer lady.
Now if the orioles would only let me get this close!