Friday, June 11, 2010
DISTORTION IN PORTRAITS
Wide angle lenses positioned close to a subject create distortion. When shooting people, some photographers think this isn't the correct approach. However, I use it often, especially when shooting fashion or wild costumes or masks. This picture of my wife was done in our home with a mask I bought in Venice, Italy. I used a 16mm wide angle lens to exaggerate and distort the perspective, and a single photoflood illuminated the setup. I also used a tripod, of course, and in Photoshop I changed the color (the original sofa and dress were wine red).