World in wide-angle: Capture stunning images with ultra-wide lenses

World in wide-angle: Capture stunning images with ultra-wide lenses
(Image credit: Peter Fenech)

Wide-angle lenses can open up many opportunities for incredible perspectives of landscape scenes, interiors and even portraits, if used with care. This type of optic provides a wide angle of view, often measured across the diagonal, meaning a large proportion of a scene can be captured in a single frame. 

While this has many advantages, though, when using an ultra-wide lens for the first time, many photographers find themselves unhappy with the results. Even seasoned professionals can encounter difficulties with the new breed of ultra-wide, full-frame optics, now available as wide as 12mm, offering an angle of view of around 120°. 

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Peter Fenech

As the Editor for  Digital Photographer magazine, Peter is a specialist in camera tutorials and creative projects to help you get the most out of your camera, lens, tripod, filters, gimbal, lighting and other imaging equipment.

After cutting his teeth working in retail for camera specialists like Jessops, he has spent 11 years as a photography journalist and freelance writer – and he is a Getty Images-registered photographer, to boot.

No matter what you want to shoot, Peter can help you sharpen your skills and elevate your ability, whether it’s taking portraits, capturing landscapes, shooting architecture, creating macro and still life, photographing action… he can help you learn and improve.