Chris Marquardt ... Using Wide Angle in Portrait Photography

Episode 1369

This week's tip is about how to use wide angle and still get a good portrait. Most people use telephoto because it can blur the background and you can focus on the subject. Whereas wide angle exaggerates depth and keeps the background in sharper relief. This gives you context about what is going on around you. But it also means you have to move closer to the subject and you run the risk of giving your subject a larger nose. So how do you avoid that? Be careful to keep your distance. Understand what's going on around you. Keep your subject in the middle of the frame. This will avoid distortion.

Don't forget our current assignment - BREAK. Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "BREAK" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "BREAK" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next week's photo contest review segment!