Chris Marquardt ... Focal Length

Episode 1740 (1:57:28)

Chris Marquardt

Chris joins Leo to talk about focal length. Telephoto and wide-angle focal lengths can dramatically alter the way your subject appears to the camera. Focal length can also increase or decrease the "bokeh," or things out of focus in the background. Telephotos can also flatten an image to get things in focus from different planes. Telephoto can also keep lines parallel, while wide-angle causes lines to converge. 

Here are some visual examples: http://tfttf.com/focallength

Our next photo assignment is - SMOKE. Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "SMOKE" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "TGSMOKE" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next month's photo contest review segment!

Check out Chris' new one on one photography workshop Photo Sensei.