Using a Wide Angles Lens
For Creating Stunning Portraiture
Iconic portrait photography typically features an up-close shot of someone's face with an acute expression or displayed emotion, right? I tend to think of portraits as something similar to what’s observed in Steve McCurry’s famous shot, “Afghan Girl”; a 1984 photographic portrait of Sharbat Gula, also known as Sharbat Bibi. A stunning revelation of the human spirit, guided by unforced imagination and perfectly imperfect captures.
However, the once solidified notion of portrait photography is ever changing - embracing fresh ideas on what captures the human soul. As someone who works for a photography company that focuses on delivering excellent mobile lenses (shocker!), I wanted to see what it would take to capture compositionally correct portraits on our Wide Angle Lens. I’ve gathered some intel while testing this project, outlined in easy tips below.
So here’s what I found.