50mm – Example 4: Overlooking Wineglass Bay – black & white

Over the past week, I’ve posted articles discussing Focal Length/Angle of View, Crop Factor/Focal Length Multiplier and what that means for your photography and the 50mm Challenges.

***If you are participating in the March 2012 Challenge: Water – your submissions are due in approximately a week!!***

Here’s a photo taken at 40mm = 60mm equivalent:

Overlooking Winglass Bay - black & white - Freycinet National Park - Tasmania, Australia

1/125 sec at f8.0, ISO 200
Edited & Cropped in Lightroom 4

Yesterday, I posted an example at the same location at 42mm. The 2mm of difference does not account for the different look of this photo. If you compare the two, it might seem that one is a much wider focal length than the other and that they have vastly different angles of view. Hopefully by now you understand what angle of view means. If not, start at the beginning using the link below.

What I wanted you to get from these last two pictures is that having a single focal length doesn’t mean you can’t get the shot you want. It does mean you have to move your feet! The two photos are so different because of where I (the photographer) was, and NOT where my subject (Rachel Jane) was.

This photo is part of a series on focal length, angle of view, crop factor and focal length multiplier that starts here.

The purpose of this series is to provide background information for those wanting to participate in the 50mm Experiment Challenges.

March 2012 Challenge: Water is here.

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