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Photographer Explains Why Camera Makes You 10 Lbs Fatter

Published 4 years ago

Have you heard the expression that the camera adds 10 pounds? Well, there might be some truth in it, and photographer Dan Vojtech just did a photo series to explain how that works.

Dan shot 9 portraits using lenses of different focal lengths – 20mm, 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, 105mm, 150mm, and 200mm – and stacked the results in a GIF.

[It’s] amazing how focal length affects the shape of the face,” writes Dan. And as you’ll see below, there is a remarkable difference between 20mm and 200mm shots. If you can’t decide what works best, it’s considered that for the portrait photography, a good focal length is between 85mm to 135mm.

So if your subject is sensitive about his/her weight, make sure you pick the right lens for the photoshoot, or it could get real messy…

More info: dan vojtech | instagram | facebook (h/t: petapixel, boredpanda)

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