Today, Robin taught us about focal length by point a camera in our faces and having it project in front of us.
He explained the characteristics of focal length –
1. Field of view (how much of the world we see) – a longer focal length shows a narrower field of view whereas a shorter focal length shows a wider field of view.
2. Depth of field (how much is in focus) – a longer focal length gives a shallower depth of field whereas a shorter focal length gives a greater depth of field.
3. Space (perspective) – a longer focal length makes the objects with in the frame appear more compressed whereas a shorter focal length gives a greater sense of space.
4. Shaking – camera movement is more apparent with a longer focal length… Wait, that doesn’t seem right. I’m gonna have to have the checked.
I’m confused. I’d better do some research just to make sure I took down my notes properly.