Saab Perspective Focal Length

A Different Perspective

Saab Perspective Focal LengthOur minds are very sensitive to perspective in the way we interpret what we see. We can exploit this in photography by the use of wide angle and telephoto lenses. For example, the stretched perspective from a wide angle lens signals to the viewer that the camera is very close, and hence gives the impression that the viewer is in amongst the foreground objects.

Conversely, the compressed perspective of a telephoto image suggests a view from a distance. Your choice of lens hence depends on how you would like your audience to interact psychologically with your images.