In the first part of our How To series, we demonstrated the OOWA 75mm Telephoto Lens’ capabilities in shooting sharp, high-quality portraits. This time, we’re going to explore how our lens allows you to capture not only professional-looking product photos, but also aesthetically-pleasing ones. Say goodbye to dead-on shots (unless you’re going for that look, of course). We’ll also look at photographing animals and, of course, food.
There’s no need to resort to digital zoom for that perfect photo. Or going so close your phone stops cooperating. With our Telephoto lens, maintain a comfortable distance without sacrificing image quality. Effortless shooting, eye-catching images. It’s pretty easy too.
Your product takes centre stage. Placement of the subject in the centre of the picture helps draw attention to it. It helps to get the subject to take up as much space as possible, or to create a shallow depth of field, as in this photo. Since our lens is small, the out-of-focus foreground and background helps draw our sightline towards what’s important. Using an outdoor background takes away the mundanity of traditional product photography and gives you a chance to place your product in a real-life context.
Photo credit: @thrumyiphone
Wildlife is beautiful and NatGeo knows it. So do we. But we’d also love for smartphone users to go out there and take advantage of what our world has to offer—without putting their lives in (too much) danger. If you’re heading to the safari (or zoo), our Telephoto lens will keep those lions at bay.
It pays to be patient and careful when dealing with wild subjects. Position yourself a few feet away and place the main part of your subject roughly in the middle of the frame. In this shot, for instance, the lizard’s tail guides our sight inwards, towards its head and body.
If wild animals don’t appeal to you, we’re sure Waffles will. Whether Waffles is your cat or dog or goldfish, we’re sure our Telephoto lens is able to capture them on their very best—or very worst—behaviours.
Taking photos of your pets is a lot like living with them—a pinch of trouble and a helluva lot of unpredictability (and pleasant surprises). As long as Waffles takes up a large part of the frame, you’re mostly fine. Taken a little off-centre, this shot highlights our furry friend’s playful personality.
Admit it, we’ve all done it. Why not take it one step further? At 75mm, our lens has the perfect focal length that allows you to pick out those chilli flakes while maintaining a coherent whole. Never thought your lunch was a piece of art, eh?
Good framing is part of the art of food photography. However, details are important as well—just like how food is made. Tap onto the ingredient you’d like to showcase to focus on it. This creates a depth of field that emphasises the desired aspect of the dish. Go on, show the world your love for those fried onions.
A close-up shot from a slightly raised angle to the side helps create depth and dimension—here, you can see how light and shadow bring out the crispness of the chips and the juiciness of the meat. Yum.
The OOWA Team shot all the images above with the OOWA 75 mm lens.