The focal length is one of the most overlooked creative tools in photography. Understanding and using it appropriately will dramatically improve the impact of any image – because the focal length and composition dance together hand in hand and are best friends.
Long lenses do more than make far off things come closer, they exclude clutter, isolate the subject within (or from) its surroundings, and give a bystander feeling to an image. Wide-angle or ‘short’ lenses do more than pack lots of scenery into the frame
We’ll explore the characteristics of different focal lengths, how to use them to revolutionize your imagery, where to focus, infinity, and why you sometimes cannot control depth of field, regardless of the aperture used....less