Which lens to use with my studiowork?

Started Jan 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
John Tait
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Re: With your current lens, the shooting angle might be bad. You might try another angle.
In reply to Steve Cohan, Jan 21, 2013

If your daughter's face really is "blown up" the problem is that you're too close when you take the shot, not that you're using the wrong focal length. It's hard to imaging you're too close with a 100mm lens, though. Here's a link to a discussion about this issue:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=672913

There's some difference of opinion about the best distance, but I think 10' or a little bit further works well for a portrait. Once you're at the right distance, use the focal length that gives you the framing you want.

john

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