Self Portrait in the School Cafeteria

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© Charles Rushton
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UploadedJuly 18, 2009
TakenMay 17, 2007
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/25 sec at f/3.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm
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I took this a couple of years ago while I was waiting for students to finish class evaluations. It's a good example of why you don't want to use a wide angle lens for portraiture.

16 responses

  • Sagi Shapira

    Sagi Shapira gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    wide angle lens can be great for portraits... gives perspective of the environment... that' why documentary photographers use wide angle lenses... when in doubt "get closer"

  • Sagi Shapira

    Sagi Shapira gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    at any rate i like this photo ++

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    Hi Charles: can both have a cup of coffee?

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (18 Jul 2009):

    It's not the wide angle of view that is the problem. It's the distortion of facial features.

  • Kurt Brennan

    Kurt Brennan said (18 Jul 2009):

    Your mustache is epic.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    I don't see a lot of distortion here. I do love that your background is included.

  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    Looks pretty "normal" to me!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    I think your SPs are fantastic...great addition.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    In this case, it worked. It gave a story you may not have had. Great SP.

  • debby raskin

    debby raskin said (18 Jul 2009):

    Well Charles...If you look any better in person than this picture...You might pop the lense! (so maybe from this point of view it would be best to stick with the wide angle!)

  • Katy Baxter

    Katy Baxter gave props (5 Aug 2009):

    what I notice with wide-angle portraits, if you're too close the subject winds up looking cross-eyed. I like all the shapes in here though. I wonder how long you've had those glasses (there's a compliment in there don't worry).

  • conchita. del. mundo.

    conchita. del. mundo. gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    one of my all time favorite jpgers is in this photo. :)

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    I so agree with K.Pasa?

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    looks fine here, maybe you were not to close. great sp.

  • AnneMarie Balogh

    AnneMarie Balogh gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Great self-portrait!

  • Robert Allan

    Robert Allan gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    Excellent Sp!

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