How a Telephoto Lens Can Help Your Landscape Photography

When you think of the lenses that are used for landscape photography, you probably think of wide focal lengths around 16mm or 24mm. However, while such focal lengths certainly have their place, a telephoto lens can help you create eye-catching and unique landscape shots. This great video shows some of what you can accomplish with such a lens. 

Coming to you from Henry Turner, this excellent video follows him as he shoots landscapes with a telephoto zoom. Our own Mads Peter Iversen recently wrote about how the Tamron 28-200mm is his favorite landscape photography lens. Often, landscape photographers like longer focal lengths because they can isolate individual interesting elements. Since we do not get control of the scene, the ability to reduce its busyness through a telephoto focal length can be tremendously useful. Furthermore, you can take advantage of telephoto compression to bring the background and foreground closer together, which can help you create more drama in an image if you have a particularly imposing background (like a mountain range). Check out the video above for the full rundown from Turner. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Michael Reis's picture

Congrats on getting up this early - you really were rewarded manyfold! A really entertaining video.