300mm Telephoto Lens and Boudoire Photography, am I missing something? Locked

Started Mar 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Lee Jay Forum Pro • Posts: 52,680
Re: They're probably 70-200/2.8s, not 300s.

En Trance wrote:

Nothing wrong, but what of perspective. The only opportunity here for perspective involves the model's head dimensions. 50% of the image is blurred and has no perspective/depth, but you already know that. Certainly, you know also that all Portraiture is NOT HEADSHOTS.

If you're shooting a long lens from close distances (as you stated in your OP), you're shooting head shots.  Nothing else is going to fit.  It's simple math.

subject size = (subject distance / focal length) * sensor size

If focal length is large and subject distance is small, then subject size is also small.  I've shot full-length at 400mm, but that's from far, far away (say, 60 feet or so).

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