Photographing a Person: A test of focal lengths

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
richj20
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Re: Photographing a Person: A test of focal lengths
In reply to G1Houston, Apr 11, 2013

G1Houston wrote:

If you ONLY had the 7-14 at the time, then, of course, that is the lens you have to use.  If people understand why in general a WA lens is to be avoided for head shots, they could plan ahead to avoid perspective distortion, like you did — stepping back and cropping...

Understanding the strength and weakness of each type of lens can help people to pick the right tools for the job.

Thanks! These are excellent recommendations.

Having tested various lenses/focal lengths, one will be prepared for the unexpected opportunity to photograph someone, no matter what lens (within reason!) is mounted.

This is quite different than setting up for a planned "portrait shoot" where you can use your ideal lens and control everything in the scene.

- Richard

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