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Wide angle portraits

The Worcester Group had a go at portraits with wide-angle lenses, with predictable results. We were expecting ghastly fisheye effects, but were pleasantly surprised. This is Rachel, Roger and Lesley messing about on a very rainy Wednesday night, mostly at close range with 18-55 kit lenses at 18mm.

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The trick here is to use the widest possible zoom, and get in really close. The distortion is interesting, rather than weird, and the fact that the lens is so wide means that it gathers a lot of light, which keeps the flash power down.

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