A Clever Demonstration Showing How Focal Length Can Visually Change the Shape of a Person’s Face

Focal Length Test

Czech photographer Dan Vojtech conducted a fascinating experiment to show how the focal length can change the shape of a person’s face. Using lenses that increased incrementally from 24mm to 200mm, Vojtech demonstrated, via a clever GIF, that the camera truly can add ten pounds. That being said, it can also subtract those same ten pounds much in the same way.

Its always difficult to answer what is the best focal length for a portrait. Here is small preview how different focal lengths can change look of a face.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.