Photo Safari Skills: Composing with a Prime Lens

24th August 2017

Prime lenses offer fast apertures, rugged design and the finest optics available; as a result, they've become the "go-to" lenses for professional photographers all over the world.

However, there are drawbacks such as weight, and of course the fact that you can't adjust your composition by changing you zoom/focal length. I was watching some lions recently, and one of the youngsters was resting on the top of a bank. With my guests, I discussed how to compose a simple portrait with only one focal length.

These were the 4 options that I believe "work" by still maintaining a pleasing composition. Which is your preferred option? Let me know in the comments below....

Landscape - bottom left

Landscape - top left

Portrait - bottom

Portrait - top


Photo comment By Allan Semmler: Landscape Top Left works for me, I like the bank and the lion both in focus
Photo comment By Edward Selfe: Allan - thanks for commenting. I’m keeping my preference quiet for now!
Photo comment By Mike White: Landscape bottom left best for me as I think too much in focus bank is a distraction

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