Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/21

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Subject: [Leica] W--I--D--E Portraits
From: feli at (Feli di Giorgio)
Date: Thu Oct 21 13:46:25 2004
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Nice. You can barely tell they were shot with a wide. The person
looks normal and you get this wide breath of the environment they
inhabit. Not easy to do, but of course, you do this for a living.8-)


On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 12:53, Greg Locke wrote:
> Feli,
> You are, of course, right ...and needless to say, placement of the subject
> is critical.  One foot out of place and it won't work.
> The point of using a wide lens in portraiture is to give context to the
> subject. It is borne from editorial and documentary photography more than 
> "painterly"
> classical portraits.

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