2. 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.
With wide-angle lenses, you can often catch eye-catching images without spending much time considering the composition. As long as you’ve got a somewhat good light and have a decent subject, you’ve got an image that many will like.
This is not the case with a telezoom. Zooming in on a landscape means that you crop out most of the surroundings and focus only on a small part of the scene. This will force you to pay more attention to what is included in the frame; is that tree taking too much focus? Should I include a little more of the sky? Is the focal point obvious?
These are important questions to ask as you depend on having a good composition to make such an image eye-catching.