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Tutorial: How to Pick the Best Focal Length When Capturing Landscapes

Put together by photographer Steve Perry, the video tutorial above shares a collection of useful tips, advice and examples that help explain how to best think of and use focal lengths when you’re out capturing landscape photography.

Dispelling the myth that there is a “right” focal length for all landscape photography, Perry breaks down how every scene often requires a different lens, and why zooms should never be used as “cropping tools.”

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He also shows how the relationship between subjects changes as the perspective and focal length change, breaking down what is an otherwise complicated concept into a concise run-through.

Whether you’re a seasoned vet looking for a solid refresher, or you’re just now getting into photography and parsing through the complex world of lenses, be sure to give this very useful tutorial a once (or twice) over.

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