Golden Misty Morning in Valparai | Landscape Photography with a Telephoto Lens
Budding photographers usually believe that only wide angle lenses should/can be used for landscape photography and telephoto lens are meant only for shooting mammals and birds. It is a highly misunderstood subject and people often get carried away when they see massive bazookas like the 500mm/ 600mm / 800mm prime lenses. It is always an advantage to have longer focal length lenses for photographing wildlife especially the ones that have a wide open aperture. While an f/4, 600mm lens will come in handy, you will have to shell out Rs. 7,00,000- 14,00,000 to possess one of these state of the art monsters. But what about the folks that cannot afford such expensive lenses? Can’t they produce beautiful images at all? Is it all a case of dream never come true?
No, one doesn’t need expensive gear to produce beautiful images. With the right amount of technical knowledge and understanding of the equipment, one can produce top quality image with just about any equipment. What did people do before the D4s’ and the 1Dxs’? Rules are for beginners until they understand the concept of photography. If y’all want to know how I use my Ultra-Wide Angle lens to shoot mammals, click on the link below.