Facial distortion of various focal lengths for headshots

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saaber1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,087
Facial distortion of various focal lengths for headshots
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I was doing some testing w/ 85 and 135mm lenses and it reminded me of the difference between these two focal length for head and shoulders shots. The difference between 85 and 135 to me is rather subtle but noticeable (the difference between shorter focal lengths and 70mm+ focal lengths is very dramatic of course).

Here are some google search head and shoulders focal length comparisons which show the differences pretty well. This is not news to experienced portrait shooters but might be helpful to the less experienced folks.

These are from a google search. You should be able to find originals (with any discussion if applicable) on google (right click then "search for this image in google" depending on OS).

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