Wide- angle portrait tips
1 The wider the lens, the more likely there will be some distortion near the edges; keep your subject central in the frame if you want to avoid body parts stretching.
2 Place the subject in the foreground if you want them to be the point of focus and add depth to a scene. Try to have a clear focal point to control the viewer’s gaze in a busy picture.
3 The wider the lens, the larger close subjects will look. Great if this is intentional, but try to avoid ultra wide- angle lenses if you want the portrait to be at all flattering for your subject.
4 Depth- of- field appears greater with a wide- angle lens. If you want to blur the background, you’ll need to put ample distance between your subject and its background, as well as shoot using a wide aperture.
5 If you want to distort perspective, place your subject as close to the lens as you can, set a mid- aperture and focus on the subject’s eyes.