Tip of the Week: Become an Architect

 

Wide-angle lenses usually show barrel distortion. This makes straight lines look curved, but can also be used to make even mundane structures look interesting. How something distorts depends on several factors—the focal length used, the position from which you shoot and most importantly, how far the subject is from the centre. Anything that is towards the edge of the frame sees more distortion, due to which you can make the same structure look dramatically different by simply changing your vantage point.

Photograph/Raj Lalwani

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