Z50 @ Thailand beach

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PLShutterbug Contributing Member • Posts: 518
Re: Z50 @ Thailand beach

fdfgdfgdgf wrote:

But the framing/composition is awkward, background is distracting and the flat fill flash in unflattering.

Exactly. I just ordered the 50mm 1.8S instated of zoom to solve the distracting background and get better IQ.

A 50mm will get mild compression but it isn’t very long for head/shoulders work, and you really won’t solve the distracting background just with the lens. The people and items in the background that were distracting still will be, they will just be further out of focus. So instead of having somewhat-fuzzy distracting blobs you will have very fuzzy distracting blobs.

What you need is a lens that will provide a more narrow field of view so you can limit the distractions by seeing less of an angle behind your subject and whatever is back there, and look more carefully at the area behind the subject and move to an area with less going on. A lower angle might help too - shooting from eye level is never as interesting as either lower or higher viewpoints.

Hope this helps as well.

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