What are wide angle lenses?
A wide angle lens gives you a larger view of the foreground. This is because the focal length of a wide angle lens is shorter than a focal length of a normal lens. Wide angle lens also influences the perspective of the shot. It depends completely on the location relative to the subject.
Let’s presume you are composing the shot of a pup, you are focusing on the pup which is in the foreground, right? Now the background turns blurry, when you use wide angle lens. The distance is compressed. See this example here.
Actually this is a post that I wrote when I came across a project on one of the freelance sites, that I thought was challenging. It was challenging for two reasons. One, I had to write about a technical aspect – a wide angle lens and two, in one hundred words. Though I love photography it is limited to just admiring a good picture. I wrote this post to let know the potential client that I am capable of handling these kind of projects too. They involve research and I believe the client deserves the best effort.