“The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.” – Scott Lorenzo
Photography is an art that calls for a huge amount of imagination. Moreover, photographers create stories from reality. There are many factors that influence the quality of a photograph and its ability to narrate the story. Of course, the major requirements are skill and patience. In fact, these attributes are the best friends of a photographer. However, there are plenty of other aspects of photography that need attention as well. One of them is the camera that you use and the lenses you select. Now, it’s important to remember that there are many types of camera lenses. You probably would have heard of them too. Each type of lens has some purposes that are unique to them. So, let’s learn about some of these camera lenses and their uses.
This type of camera lens has a mid-range focal length, around 50mm. Besides its angle of view is approximately the same as that of a pair of naked human eyes. As a result, the images look quite natural without any distortion. In fact, standard lenses produce images that look exactly like you see it with naked eyes.
This type of camera lens is suitable for capturing a variety of different kinds of subjects. It’s good for capturing portraits, street photography, indoor photography, landscapes, and low-light settings. At the same time, some photographs can be taken in a better way with certain other types of camera lenses. Nevertheless, this type of camera lens is an all-rounder.
This type of camera lens works wonders when it comes to taking close-up shots. They have a specific design and a 1:1 ratio that makes them useful for capturing tiny details with utmost clarity. So, macro lenses are good for taking photographs of insects, water droplets, jewelry and so on.
The telephoto lens is a camera lens that has a long focal length and higher magnification options. It has a focal length of about 400mm. As a result, you can capture far away objects using a telephoto lens. This type of camera lens is used to capture images of sports activities, wildlife, and astronomy. You can categorize telephoto lenses into mid-range telephoto (focal length – 70mm – 200mm) and super-telephoto (300mm – 400mm).
Wide Angle lenses
Unlike telephoto lenses, this type of camera lens has a short focal length. It has a focal length below 40mm. Therefore, it can fit a wide area into its frame. A fisheye lens is a type of wide angle lens that can capture up to a 180-degree field of vision. It has a focal length that is lesser than 20mm.
Wide angle lenses are suitable for capturing landscapes, street photography, large group photos, architectural structures and so on.
Above all, it’s the photographer’s idea and need that helps him/her to choose the right camera lens for particular photography. So, if you want to get better at photography, you will have to try different lenses and observe the differences. Photography is an art and the photographer is free to make the magic he wants with his images.
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Source credits: www.photographymad.com, www.colesclassroom.com, www.audreyannphoto.com, shotkit.com