Zooming in on this ice-formation revealed some interesting figures.
Let’s do a quick experiment. It will only take five seconds but it might change your perspective forever:
Look around and find something to rest your eyes on. This could be anything. Place your fist in the shape of a binocular in front of your right eye and continue looking at the same subject.
Do you still see the same as you did two seconds ago? I doubt it. This is the same in landscapes too. Yes, the grand landscape is beautiful but there are many other elements that look just as majestic by themselves.
Sarah Marino’s Beyond the Grand Landscapes: A Guide to Photographing Nature’s Smaller Scenes is one of my absolute favorite eBooks and goes in-depth on this subject. It has thought me to be more aware of my surroundings and pay more attention to the smaller scenes.
Compose Your Images More Wisely
Using a telezoom hasn’t only forced me to be more aware of my surroundings but to also spend more time working on the composition. Since we are eliminating so many elements from the image it’s even more important that the composition is well carried out.
In fact, it’s not only when I use a telezoom that I’ve become more aware of my composition, I also spend more time fine-tuning it when I’m photographing with my other lenses.