Photography (Focal Length & Angle of Perspective)

Today, Lewis and I used the Canon 1100D to take some photos of each other at different Focal Lengths and Perspectives.

Focal Length

First of all I will give you a brief description of what focal length means. Focal length is the distance between the sensor/film and the optical centre of the lens. It is measured in mm and each measurement is used to take a different type of photo. Photographers will question themselves on which lens to use for what they are actually taken photographs of. An 18mm lens is called a Wide Shot and is often used to take photos of rooms and landscapes where you need to get the whole shot in a frame but cant physically do it on a standard lens, which brings me onto my next point. A Standard lens is 50mm and is the same viewing as your eye, this is often used for portrait and documentary photography. Last of all, a Telephoto lens is used to take photos of something the photographer cant get close to, for example a lion at feeding time, or a footballer on the field. Here are some examples of photos I took today:

Wide Angle lens (18mm)

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Standard lens (35mm)

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Telephoto lens (55mm)

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Perspective

We also took photos of each other at different perspectives. Perspective is the front and back depth of a landscape which makes the main subject look closer or further away.

Wide Angle (18mm)

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Standard Angle (35mm)

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Telephoto Angle (55mm)

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Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog post.

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