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Vary Your Perspective

When a zoom lens is used (instead of a fixed focal length prime lens), there is a strong tendency to use the zoom to fill the frame, rather than choosing what geometric perspective to use, which then determines both the distance and the focal length. Zoom lenses short-circuit this process, and are therefore a creative impediment until and unless the user is aware of perspective and makes a conscious creative choice to “foot zoom” appropriately.

Up close and personal might provide something interesting by focusing attention and making out of focus shapes into abstract patterns.

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