Not us­ing the ‘cor­rect’ fo­cal length

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While they’re ca­pa­ble of de­liv­er­ing dra­matic re­sults, wide-an­gle lenses need to be used with care as they can also de­liver pe­cu­liar re­sults – when used close up to shoot a por­trait, for ex­am­ple, they can end up dis­tort­ing a per­son’s fea­tures. They can also make back­grounds seem small and in­signif­i­cant in land­scapes. While some­times you might want to play with a por­trait and have fun with the ef­fect, as a rule it’s not what most peo­ple hav­ing their pho­tos taken ap­pre­ci­ate. For both por­traits and land­scapes, switch­ing to a lens with a slightly longer fo­cal length and shoot­ing from far­ther away may be more de­sir­able.

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