Well known in the photo community is kind of an understatement. This has been common knowledge in photography since the late 1800s and in fact was explored by artists without special lenses simple mathematical models of perspective since the early renaissance. George Santayana was right.


On 3/2/2018 11:36 AM, Igor PDML-StR wrote:


This news popped up on a few science websites yesterday (I suspect due to Rutgers' PR department's efforts), - and I just saw it on CBS morning news review this morning.

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-distortive-effects-short-distance-nasal.html

While what they discussed is fine, they should've worked with a photographer and a zoom lens instead of (or in addition to the
simulations).

I believe this is well known in the photo community. (Isn't it?)
And that's why "portrait lenses" are used for ghm... portraits (what a coincidence!) -- because of the most flattering angle of view/facial features proportions.
But I am preaching to the choir here... ;-)

Cheers,

Igor



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