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Some advantages of using long lenses in portrait photography




Tip 816 (The distance aspect): When using a long lens, the photographer stays at a distance from the people whom he is shooting. This makes it easier for the subject (or subjects) to be more at ease during the photos, and can make a better photo.

Tip 817 (More convenient for the photographer): When the photographer is taking a portrait, even pointing a camera towards people can change their emotions. It is far more convenient for the photographer (and safer too, in the case of street photography in many cities and areas) to use a long lens for getting good portraits.

Tip 818 (Getting a shallow depth of field): Using a zoom lens for portrait photography typically means using a wider aperture, which actually means that there is a shallow depth of field, which blurs everything else but the subject; these photographs look much better.

Tip 819 (Getting close to the person): Sometimes, especially in crowded areas, it is hard to get close enough to get proper portraits. Using a long lens allows the photographer to get such photos much easier.

Tip 820 (Compressing the subjects in the photo): Using a long lens tends to compress the subjets in the frame, which seems more natural since our eyes also compress the field of view.




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