Sometimes (actually, more often than not) it’s good to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Sometimes we can get so set in our ways that we get into a rut. Or maybe not a rut, but we just don’t move forward as much. When it comes to lens choice, I am very much a long lens shooter. I love my 50mm, looove my 100mm, and would totally die if I could have the 135mm f/2L. I love shooting with long lenses because the compression of the background is amazing, and it’s easy to compose the image because the distractions are very much minimized. Put a wide angle on my camera during a portrait session and I tend to have a spaz attack.
But some of the photographers I really love seem to shoot quite often with wide angle lenses, and I absolutely love the feel that they give off. So lately I’ve been making a conscious effort to throw that silly 28mm on my camera at least once or twice per session and get to know it a little better. Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn’t. Last night, at the end of the shoot, it worked for me. This first image is so different from what I usually do, but I knew I had to try to create something epic with those amazing bluffs at the Mines of Spain in Dubuque. So enjoy! More from this shoot to come soon!
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