You will have your own sense of what your subject is and how you want to best express it. Depth won’t always be the right tool; for you, it might never be the right tool, in which case you’ll do whatever you can to remove a sense of depth. You will favour long lenses and forced perspectives. You will take advantage of the way those longer focal lengths apparently compress space and the relationships among elements. It’s not that one lens is better than another; it’s that lenses do different things, and it’s up to us to decide what to use based on what our vision or intent is. Some questions to consider:

  • Would my subject benefit from the greater depth, or greater separation among elements, that a wider lens can create?
  • Would a flatter, more graphic ...

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