Taking a clear photo from far away.
January 10, 2013 5:36 AM Subscribe
I would like to make a poster of the cliffs at Lion's Head, ON
; however, in order to get a shot of the entire cliff without too much distortion, I would ideally be located on the other side of Isthmus Bay, about 4 km away from the cliff. How can I do this?
posted by jamincan to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I would obviously need a powerful telephoto lens and would need to stitch a whole series of photos together; however, I am mostly worried that at that distance, atmospheric distortions would prevent a clear photo showing details of the rock. Is this idea even possible, or should I try and find a better solution? I was wondering if maybe taking the photo early in the day would avoid haze.
Additionally, what sort of telephoto lens would I be looking for? Are there features that would improve the quality of a photo under these sorts of conditions?