5. Perspective, Space, and Depth of Field

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Gaining Control by Changing Lenses, Positions, and Apertures

The zoom lens has been a great boon for photographers. It lets you quickly change focal lengths to zoom in or out of your scene. This allows you to get the framing you want for your composition quite readily.

But the zoom also may have become a drag on creative picture control. Before zooms, photographers had to move their position and change lenses. Changing your camera position so you can use a particular focal length is very different from simply standing in one place and zooming in or out. Zooming is essentially cropping, and you could get ...

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