35mm equivalent not good for portrait ?

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
rjx Contributing Member • Posts: 918
Re: Watch this video -- Effects focal length has on the face

allineedislight wrote:

it is not the focal length that cause the distortion, but rather it is the distance of the camera from the subject that is crucial.

if you get to close then the face is distorted (long nose etc).

so don't get to close to your subject, then everything is fine.. and if you > don't like the surroundings - crop!

I didn't think that needed to be pointed out in my post which is why I left it out. More of a common sense thing.

If a person wants to fill the frame a certain way, the video I posted shows what the effect of each fixed focal length has on the face.

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