April 2021 // The Travel Edition

Working On Location with Off-Camera Flash | Dixie Dixon

9. USE A LONGER FOCAL LENGTH LENS

I usually prefer to use longer lenses for beauty work such as the Nikkor 105mm 1.4 and the 200mm f2. These longer lenses have a compression effect on faces and backgrounds. Never use wide-angle lenses for headshots because it will make your subject’s nose and forehead look much larger than it is. So for instance, if you have a 70-200mm lens, try backing up and zooming to 200mm and then taking your headshot. You’ll be much happier with the results. If you are working in a small space, use the longest lens possible.

settings: f2.8 @ 1/400 iso 400

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