Perspective - A Distorted Tale

Put a wide angle lens up to your eye and things look farther away and some objects look distorted. Do the same with a telephoto lens and objects look closer. They seem magnified and objects appear compressed. This phenomenon is called perspective distortion and some folks would say that each lens provides a different perspective. But how’s this for shaking things up?

Perspective is not controlled by the lens.

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Calibrate Your Light Meter

In camera TTL meters are incredible tools that help provide very accurate exposure settings.  But as accurate as they may be, the camera can only measure light that has been reflected or produced by a subject of which it has no idea what it is.  For the most accurate metering, photographers use incident light meters to measure the light from the source before it strikes the subject.

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