On using ultra-wide-angle lens
Among the most difficult to use are the ultra-wideangle lens as most of you would agree on that. I love my wideangles and I am sure you love yours too.
Compositions on a ultra-wide-angle lens would require one to be as close as possible to a subject and not for staying back far away and getting in all that you see through the viewfinder. So for a well composed image getting as close as possible is the key. The viewer of the image should be grabbed and be put right in front of the subject.
Some find the ultrawides and the wide angle lens boring as everything seems so far-far away and everything looks like miniatures and hence loose all the details. The answer is to get up close an
“Ultrawides are not fisheyes. Fisheyes distort and curve everything. Ultrawides keep straight lines straight. Ultrawides don't distort technically, but they distort artistically. This is why we use them. Ultrawides exaggerate the relationship between near and far. Ultrawides stretch out objects on the sides and the corners. Ultrawides exaggerate any slight misalignment of your subject and camera.They do all this while keeping straight lines straight.This is why we love them! We exploit these distortions to our advantage.” – Ken Rockwell