Landscape Photography Using the Humble 50mm Lens (by Karl Taylor).

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Most of us know that the wide angle and super wide angle lens are the most commonly used for landscape photography but don’t neglect the humble standard 50mm…


Claudio AGMFilho says:

great video Recife Brazil south america …

gayatrikumar1 says:

you can do 2 or 3 sweep shots and combine them in pp later for wide angle affect. this works well with tele lens as wel

grabedigger says:

I know, i have one 1.4 myself, and it’s very good indeed. Thanks for the tip man! 😀

John Lucas says:

Love the tripod! Can you let me know the brand?

Mike Whittington says:

I’m guessing that with a remote control, you could pick up that water quicker!

nicomambo3 says:

Awesome video! I got inspired! I only have 50mm lens at the moment since I’m just starting. I’d like to try such concept this weekend. Thank you Karl! I’ll be subscribing now! More power! 🙂

mackadangdang671 says:

what do you think about the nikon D600?


Someone should start a pancake lens challange

fahad alsami says:

Where is he ?? .. The beach is awesome *-*

stubones says:

…and thats why my 24-105 is always in my bag :) Wide angle, check. Tight crop, check 🙂 Great vid once again!

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Whatisright says:

I like what you said about not always using just a really wide lens for landscapes. Sure it’s cool to take in the entire scene, but if that’s all you do at a location then there’s a lot going to waste. On my camera I use a 12-24mm lens. That’s a great range to capture a vista and then focus in on something.

00Skyfox says:

Since he was timing it to take pictures as the water was on its way out, and how the waves and water are somewhat unpredictable, even with a 2 second delay he might not have gotten the moment captured that he’d most want. A remote or just pressing the button would be necessary in this case to start the exposure at exactly the right moment. A delay would work fine for long exposures of stationary or slowly moving things, though, such as stars or rippling water.

August Marchetti says:

Great video, or videos rather! Thanks so much for sharing. I normally don’t comment on videos but I have been researching for a solid tripod – just curious what kind of tripod you are using in this video? Thanks!

GreatPhotographyTips says:

sorry it was meant to say f14

Arji91 says:

need an wireless remote shutter for my eos 550D .. any recommendations? =D

Ashkan Ahmadi says:

not necessary. you could leave it on 2 or even 10 seconds self-timer. it’s the same.

L322weed says:

Great shot Karl with the 50mm see you at the NEC Birmingham.

Robert Rudnik says:

Perfect 🙂 Can’t wait to see it, Karl 🙂

nchomeier says:

Neat 🙂 I might wanna break out the ol’ nifty-fifty for some landscape 🙂 Thanks man! Also I do believe that the 50mm is an amazing focal lenght for just about anything ^^ Love my fifty!

Jason Forbes says:

Lovely video! 

GsBBoyDan says:

It’s actually alot easier with a higher zoom lens. Just moving the camera 3 inches with an ultra wide can ruin the composition.

Jim Harris says:

we could see the major disappointment in your face for having forgotten the wide angle, kudos for trying to make lemonade out of lemons, your end result was ok but the foreground rock being OOF (short DOF) didnt work for me personally, I do love your vids though dude

zrsgamboa says:

I agree. Also, IMO, could’ve cropped the final image a little wider 16:9 or 16:10 ratio.

Joonas Puuppo says:

Any reason why you used the aperture of f/4 instead of something more common for landscapes like f/11? A smaller aperture would’ve probably made the rock closest to the camera also sharp, and in my mind the resulting image would’ve been better.

AuroSmile says:

This guy is like the Jason Stathom of photography. Badass enough to handel a hasselblad…with one hand.

CEMF100 says:

Hat and gloves seem like something you should have brought too, it looked a mite chilly. Hard to concentrate on getting a good shot when you’re not prepared for the wether. But I do appreciate the videos. I just purchased a number of filters of that sort and I’m at all comfortable with them yet. Thanks again.

cp3onmtv963 says:

Yes what is this filter called that ur using??? It doesnt look like the usual screw on filter… Please n thanks!

Danny Caramia says:

These vids are great.. always refreshing to see new ones come out! Makes me want to go out and shoot!

pauldve says:

Hi The first shot on the lcd had the sun set in. I often go with a shot in mind and come back with something different (usually crap) but IT often find the best shots are unplanned.

Mattertea says:

no remote trigger?

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