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    New CiC Techniques Page: Telephoto Lenses

    I've just added another page to the techniques section of this website. It's intended as a general overview:

    Using Telephoto Lenses

    As usual, comments, typo corrections and suggestions are all welcome!
    Last edited by McQ; 22nd January 2010 at 05:34 PM.

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    Re: New CiC Techniques Page: Telephoto Lenses

    Interesting read as usual full of useful stuff. I found this typo;

    Longer focal lengths require shorter exposure times to minimize burring caused by shaky hands
    where I think you mean't blurring. cheers

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    Re: New CiC Techniques Page: Telephoto Lenses

    heh, thanks -- it's been fixed. I also just updated it a bit with some more info, in addition to re-wording other parts a little.

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    Re: New CiC Techniques Page: Telephoto Lenses

    McQ - Another excellent tutorial. I like the way you give a slightly different "take" on a subject compared to other photography authors. One point of clarification - in the Landscape and Layers section do you mean that several shots with different focal distances should be taken and then blended via post-processing or am I missing something very straight forward?

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    Re: New CiC Techniques Page: Telephoto Lenses

    Thanks for the feedback David. By layering, I am just referring to composition -- nothing in post-processing. I've updated that paragraph to hopefully make it a little clearer:

    However, telephoto landscapes just require different techniques. If you want to achieve an improved sense of depth, a common telephoto technique is to compose the scene so that it's comprised of layered subject matter at distinctly different distances. For example, the closest layer could be a foreground set of trees, the subsequent layers could be successively more distant hillsides, and the furthest layer could be the sky, ocean, and/or all other seeminly equidistant background objects.
    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by McQ; 25th January 2010 at 09:30 PM.

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    Re: New CiC Techniques Page: Telephoto Lenses

    It is nice to have in writing what I suspected and better still the reason why; I probably wouldn't look for a reason unless I used the property a lot.

    This is not the best photo; I could remember vaguely the properties of a telephoto and was pleasantly surprised when I saw this:
    New CiC Techniques Page: Telephoto Lenses

    cheers

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    Re: New CiC Techniques Page: Telephoto Lenses

    This is a great example how the "compression" of a telephoto lens actually adds to the composition. Nice shot.

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    Re: New CiC Techniques Page: Telephoto Lenses

    Cheers Pops

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