Stairs – a wider view

Staircases in context and form

Staircases can be compact and difficult to photograph.
Extreme wide angle shots need careful attention to image geometry and composition.


By choosing the correct specialist lens and post-production processing techniques, images of the quality shown here are possible.

The steps up to the chapter house at Wells are the location of Frederick H. Evan’s “Sea of Steps” image (1903), but taken with a modern wide angle shift lens, whilst the second example shows just how wide a view you can get with transforming the geometry of a fish-eye lens (see also the blog article ‘Vertical lines in wide views‘)

Capturing the design effort and results for such structures can be tricky – we love a challenge…

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