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Here's What You Get When You Shoot Portraits With a 500mm Lens

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

Here's What You Get When You Shoot Portraits With a 500mm Lens

Portrait photographers generally pick focal lengths somewhere between 80mm and 135mm, which produces a flattened perspective distortion when the subject fills up the frame. Photographer Keydrin Franklin of 924photography recently decided to try his hand with shooting portraits with a 500mm super-telephoto lens.
Franklin, who's based in Fort Worth, Texas, was using the Sony a9 camera and the $6,000 Sigma 500m f/4 lens for the shoot, which was backed by Fort Worth Camera .
In addition to having to handle the size and weight of the lens, you'll also be standing quite a ways away from your subject - you may need to shout instructions... or bring a walkie-talkie or megaphone).
“If I weren't doing testing, I would have put on my Sony AW-4 mic with my assistant and just directed my model through them,” Franklin tells PetaPixel.
Here are a few of the portraits that resulted:
Here's a 10-minute behind-the-scenes video showing how it all went down:
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