6 REASONS YOU NEED A TELEPHOTO LENS FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

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2. In Case of Backlit Mist

A telephoto lens works better when atmospheric conditions like mist or fog or haze separates the different parts of the scene (for example, mist on the valley floor between mountains).  It reenforces the perception of layers in the landscape.

3. For Minimal and Abstract Compositions

Less is more.  Create “minimal, abstract, simple compositions.”  The telephoto lens forces you to focus on the most important element in the shot instead of trying to get everything into the frame.  You are able to compose a scene with simplicity in mind, reducing the scene to its most basic form, and creating the cleanest landscapes. 

4. It Has a Single Point of interest

A telephoto lens allows you to find a single point of interest in the photo.  Something for the eye to focus on that interrupts the pattern in the landscape. (His example included a caravan of camel’s in the far distance in a vast desert landscape.)

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