Focal lengths and different viewpoints

The aim of this exercise is to show how a different focal length influences a photographed scene. For this, I chose a brass sculpture by Swiss artist Bettina Eichin, “Dame Helvetia Sitting” and took three shots with different lenses while maintaining the main subject in almost the same position and size.

01-M100124190mm focal length, f/8

02-M100124335mm focal length, f/803-M100124528mm focal length, f/6.8

As expected, the photograph taken with a telephoto lens gives the impression of reduced distance between foreground and background. Also, the background appears less in focus due to the lesser depth of field. With wide-angle lenses (35mm and 28mm), space appears wider and the background sharper.

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