This is how camera lenses change the shape of your face

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This is how camera lenses change the shape of your face

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Found it interesting. Probably old hat but not to me.
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Re: This is how camera lenses change the shape of your face

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Indeed old hat but still interesting.

We are able to judge quite accurately the distance between camera/spectator and subject from unconscious clues about the relative sizes of nose/face & eyes/ears, the parts of the head which are arranged in depth.

That's why fashion or portrait photographers tend to use long focal lenses (to get that "sophisticated distancing" [cough] they like) while street photography is often done with a wide angle lens, to impart the feeling that you (the spectator) are "in the action".

Studio (small nose, big ear):

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Street:

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Amazing how different she looks in the two pictures!
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With Hypercentric lenses, things that are further away appear bigger than nearer things. They are used on production lines allowing vision systems to see around the sides of objects for better detection of defects.

The Applied Science YouTube channel had a good video about such lenses recently.