D3300 enlongated faces

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  1. jpegasys

    jpegasys TPF Noob!

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    I have a nice new Nikon d33o0 DSLR and took a few indoor photos with it using the 18-55 lens it came with. I noticed that the heads of people look very elongated. Looks noticeable and is annoying. Is there something I can do?

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    Jpeg


     
  2. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    As astroNikon was explaining this is not a camera issue but a lens issue.
    If you want to get good head shots you should consider a lens that is around the 85mm which gives a very natural look to the face, shooting over 85mm is fine but as you go wider that means number bellow 85mm the face will look weirder and weirder.
    If you have a 55-200mm telezoom lens then use it for portrait and as I said use it 85mm or above for pleasing results.
     
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    [​IMG]
    Why
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    goodguy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I hate to say it but this angle gives him a horse face :bouncingsmileys:

    I am sorry I couldn't help it, the horse made me do it LOL
     
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    jpegasys TPF Noob!

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    Thank you for the cool responses!! Yes I was very close to subject. I took some more photos and heads look normal as I move away. Phew. Thanks so much
    Thanks for the tips too.
     
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    Remember we all fight each other (from time to time) about what camera body is better but the truth first is skills and secondly lenses, camera body is maybe third.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    No it's camera body, skills, then lenses.
    Oh no, wait, it's lenses, then skill, then camera body.
    wait ...
    :)
     
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