Sunday July 31, 2016

How Different Camera Lenses Can Make You Look Fatter

I’m underweight, so going with a much longer focal length is a no-brainer for meآ—but really, it seems like a bad idea to do portraiture with anything shorter than a 50mm lens. Less distortion aside, longer lenses let you shoot farther away from your subject, which generally makes them much more comfortable.

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There’s a combination of factors that make you look fat. The focal length of the camera can flatten out a person’s features thus making them look much bigger in comparison. Barrel distortionآ—that is, when straight lines look like they’re curving out because of the nature of the lensآ—can also make a person’s face look more plump than usual.