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Digital Photo Assignments by Steve Anchell

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Assignment 9Foreshortening

“Photography is a love affair with life.”

—Burk Uzzle

Purpose: To Demonstrate How the Lens-to-Subject Distance Affects Perspective.

You will need a willing subject—preferably one who does not mind if you make them look bad.

  1. Start with a normal focal length, approximately 50mm, and frame your subject’s face square to the camera in what is referred to as a “head and shoulders” photo. Focus on the subject’s eyes and stop down to f/5.6 or f/8.
  2. Next, use the widest focal length you have, and move closer until you have reframed the photo as closely as you can to the first image. Use the same f/stop as in exposure 1.
  3. Finally, use a focal length no longer than 200mm. Move back until the image is framed as closely to the first ...

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