Understanding camera position


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Understanding camera position

Before we dive into our specialty lenses in depth, I want to quickly go over one very important idea that was covered in Foundations of Photography: Lenses, but that people often forget about, and that has to do with camera position. It's going to be particularly important when we get to telephoto lenses. Take a look at this image. I want you to pay very close attention to the distance between her nose and her ear and the overall sense of proportion in her face. I was shooting this with a 50-mm lens, and I was standing very close to her. Now watch what happens when with the same lens I step backwards.

Now, the sense of distance between her nose and her ear seems to change. Here's before, here's after. The proportions of her face are very different. Here, this distance appears shorter, her face appears to flatten out compared to here where I see greater increase in depth. As you change camera positions, sense of depth in your scene changes. People often mistake this for somethin...

Understanding camera position
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Understanding camera position provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Specialty Lenses

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