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What focal length to use for full-body photography of a chubby person?

Recently I took pictures of someone that was slightly chubby. Close-ups using a 50mm lens went very well, but trying to get some distance in to get a full body shot were not really that satisfactory. Typically they turned out very unflattering because I could not get the necessary angle to hide aspects such as a slight double-chin. I probably would have had to be another half a metre higher than my subject to take a satisfactory shot, and I also don’t want my subject to always have to sit down so we can get the angle right. Getting shots with a 24mm wide-angle lens was much easier but at the same time on some shots the proportions looked somewhat warped, so to me it seems like using a 24mm for full body photography is something better reserved for specific shots and not for general photography.

So essentially I want to know what focal length makes most sense. Is it better to go wider, despite the perspective distortions or pick a narrower focal length and step back, though I would not know how to properly get the slightly above eye level angled-down effect in that case.

Looking for advice for choosing a DSLR for landscape/night photography

After several years of using my Canon Rebel T3 on and off, I’ve decided to upgrade my camera and start actually learning photography. My main interests are in landscapes and night/astrophotography. I’ve been reading lots of reviews about the brands that currently excel in these fields and see Nikon mentioned a lot. However, as I’ve been told, Canon lenses cannot mount onto Nikon bodies. Being a student, I don’t have much money and having to buy new lenses on top of a camera body is something I wouldn’t want to resort to.

Would it be better for me to jump ship to Nikon and start from there or should I continue with Canon and use the few lenses I already own?

Are full-frame cameras bad for sports photography?

I was reading about crop factor from various places on the internet, and the general idea that kept building in my mind was that full-frame cameras are good for wide-angle shots but not that good for tele-photo. In Wikipedia it’s written:

[…] a 200 mm lens on a camera with a crop factor of 1.5 has the same angle of view as a 300 mm lens on a full-frame camera. The extra “reach”, for a given number of pixels, can be helpful in specific areas of photography such as wildlife or sports.⁶

It makes sense, but how high would the level of detail be on a full-frame with 300mm compared to the other example?

Who were the Bauhaus photographers and what was their impact on commercial and artistic photography today?

The Bauhaus was a German art, craft, and design school which operated between the World Wars. I was recently at an exhibit of works — mostly paintings, architectural drawings, and sculpture — which had a small selection of photographs and a caption which read:

The New Photography

Photography played a central role in construction the Bauhaus image by documenting the school’s buildings and design objects, but it also served as an important means of pure artistic expression. There was no dedicated department at the Bauhaus until 1929, when professional photographer Walter Peterhans joined the faculty. The medium nonetheless captivated both teachers and students, who drew inspiration from sources ranging from constructivism and avant-garde film to illustrated newspapers and magazines.

The photographs in the collection I saw, however, seemed primarily of interest as documents of the school’s buildings and of some of the created objects (as the first sentence of the caption). Online, I found these Walter Peterhans images, some of which are easy to see as related to the aesthetic of many of the Bauhaus painters. For example, this:

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doesn’t look so far off from Klee:

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The Bauhaus artists had an enormous impact on design and especially on architecture. Many of them are — well, if not household names, you’d recognize their most famous works if you saw them on a dorm room poster. What about the photographers? Particularly, did their work exhibit new ideas and influence in the technical or artistic world of photography itself, beyond capturing and reflecting the ideals and aesthetic of Bauhaus painters, architects, and designers in other media?

What legal restrictions to photography are there in European countries?

I’m from Ukraine, and I know where I can shoot here and when. I had few trips to USA where I know it’s very difficult to shoot on the street, without encroaching on someone else’s private life.

I plan a travel to some of the European countries soon, but I don’t know what I can shoot, and what can I not?

Is there any proper information (e.g. government website or article) about photography rules in European countries? Is there any difference between photography rules in, for example, Germany and the Czech Republic?

High resolution photography with C API and optical zoom

I am currently looking for solutions to take high resolution photos of objects via a dedicated software. (The software will be developed by myself.) Therefore I am looking for ideas for cameras, where:

  • The camera has a full API (settings, focus, exposure, etc…) available in C/C++. (Similar to the Canon EOS-SDK)
  • The camera supports an optical zoom via the API. (The objects vary between 3m and 0.5m in size, I would like to zoom in for the smaller objects to capture them with max resolution)

As far as I know the Canon cameras (EOS) do not support optical zoom via their API, all I would be able to do is to crop the image in the SW hence simulating a digital zoom.

Do you have any suggestions, which products I should look at closely? (I am not much of a photography expert)

Thanks in advance,

TeBe