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Watch: The Complicated Relationship Between Focal Length and Distance Explained

Who's ready for a clear and concise explanation of a complicated optical phenomenon? So, perspective distortion. Amiright? If you're an expert photographer or cinematographer, you might know and understand what it's all about and how it affects an image, but if you're new to the game or just never thought to bone up on this optical phenomenon in particular, you might be sitting there scratching your head as to how it pertains to you. And because I'm nowhere close to being an expert, I'll let Jesse Agar of This Place explain how the relationship between focal length and distance to a subject affect perspective distortion, as well as the general appearance of your images. Perspective distortion is when objects and the surrounding area appear distorted compared to what they would look like through a lens with a "normal" focal length (a field of view that appears to be natural to our eye). It's the direct result of where a camera is placed in relation to a subject and makes objects look smaller when they're further away and larger when they're close up. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Tuesday, 13 February, 2018

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