Money doesn't buy talent. Look at epp_b. He has a D40 and produces much better pictures.
Nor am I knocking your work. We do things that interests us.Hey, I never said anything about your work, Paolo. I, for example, admire your ability to simply get out and do street shots -- I can't.
I've now learned to reject the notion that focal length relates to subject in any way. Focal length is a product of what you've envisioned to include in a scene.A "portrait" lens used to do landscape.
I've now learned to reject the notion that focal length relates to subject in any way. Focal length is a product of what you've envisioned to include in a scene.
Says who? This, for example, makes the subject look "cartoonishly cute"Like you can't use a 14mm or fisheye on a person as it would be unflattering.
That was kind of my point. I still say that there are no rules as to specific focal lengths for specific subjects, but that specific lengths are often used for specific types of subjects is not what I'm refuting.It boils down to what you want to do with your photography.
Yes, I fully understand all this already. I agree, long focal lengths often work well for portraits because they separate the subject and background nicely, etc. I'm just saying that you shouldn't limit yourself to specific focal lengths for a specific subjects just because it's what all the books tell you to do.Well, yes, but it wasn't taken close up. You have to understand that on a camera, the larger the focal distance is, narrower the angle is, meaning the less of the viewfield you'll capture. So a lens @ 100 mms will capture only a fraction of the area that a 18mm lens will.
In your case the entire subject's body was in the centre of the picture, so there was no distortion. However, if you got really close to him, to fill the entire picture, you'd get something like this.
Am I making any sense here?
zip code, lol :lol:blah blah you can't use wide angle or the person's nose will have its own zipcode blah blah generic response
Yeah, for the most part, me tooMe, I'll just stick with inanimate objects, let the people scurry by me, I have no business with them.