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I am experimenting with wide-angle lens but not able to find suitable blogs and images to improve my perspective. I want to follow some people and understand their work who are famous in this field i.e. taking wide-angle pictures.

If anyone has suggestions, it will be helpful for me.

Thank you.

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This is an open-ended discussion, along the lines of photo.stackexchange.com/faq#dontask. Can you think of a way to narrow this down so that there could reasonably be one canonical answer to the question? –  mattdm Feb 26 '13 at 20:38

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A wide angle lens is just a tool. I would expect most photographers would use a variety of lenses, so following or studying specific photographers might prove fruitless.

I guess wide angle photography is most common in landscapes, photojournalism, travel and often street photography.

You could start with some masters in genres which make more use of wide angles:

  • landscapes (Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell)
  • street (Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jay Maisel)
  • photojournalism ( Robert Capa, Philip Jones Griffiths)

National Geographic produces a rich variety of all sorts of photographs, environmental portraits, landscapes, nature. Much of it utilizing wide angles. (there is even a book! - see comment from Itai below)

You could search on 500px and Flickr for "wide angle", or browse through categories such as landscapes.

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I'll second National Geographic but there an easier way. I bought the book Wide-Angle filled with, well, wide-angle images. Its an amazing value considering the quality of images and the low cost of the book. –  Itai Feb 26 '13 at 19:11
    
@Itai - I plan to buy that book now, does it have any techniques and suggestions mentioned on how to leverage the use of Wide angle lens? –  sat Feb 26 '13 at 21:31
    
@sat - No, it is purely a showcase. So you learn by analyzing images yourself. The interesting part is that I've gone over the book a few times and always notice new interactions between the elements. Most NG images have a lot of layers to them. –  Itai Feb 26 '13 at 21:37
    
@Itai - Thank you. –  sat Feb 26 '13 at 22:24

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