Monday, October 7, 2019

Un-Distorting Fringe People

Also in this issue:
  • Doggies and Rainbows
  • Copenhagen Trip Report
  • In the Pipeline
  • And more...
Un-Distorting Fringe People

Group shots and wide angle lenses usually go together.  Which can be a bad thing for people standing near the edges, for that's where distortion is the greatest.  The problem becomes noticeable with large groups in tight spaces, for it means the camera is necessarily close to the group.

Here's an example group shot, taken in 2011 during my first seminar in Copenhagen.  The group looks great, but look at the people at the edges (yellow rectangles) (click on any image to view larger and sharper):