Can you spot the difference between these two 😉 ? I think this illustrates the importance of choosing the right Field-Of-View of Focal Lenght when taking photos.

The first one is taken with the standard SL view angle and zooming in with the mousewheel. The second one is taken by clicking ctrl-0 five times and zooming to the same framing as the first using the mousewheel (or Alt-arrowkeys).

The standard view angle is equivalent to a 50mm lens on a old-fashion 35mm film camera or a full frame digital camera or whats called a “Normal Lens”. The second view angle is close to a 85mm lens – this is called a “Portrait Prime Lens” by the real life pros. That might be a good indicator on what they would choose when taking a portrait or head shot 😀

I could very technical and theoretical about this, and maybe I will be that later on, but for now I’ll just leave you with this quick tip to get a perfect view angle for head shots:

Press Ctrl-0 (that’s a zero, not the letter O) five times and you are shooting with a 85mm Portrait Prime!

(Ctrl-8 to zoom out again, or Ctrl-9 to return to the default view angle)


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