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    Posted: 11 December 2021 at 19:04
But, which one is next?

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@Harm vb: In that case, I'll call it a job (well) done

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I did't dare: how much moving was allowed? I limited myself to one step.

Moving further would make me lose the line of the sidewalk and would make the parked cars more prominent in the view.

Imho the lamp that Just doesn't touch the gatehouse is Just enough movement to the right. So, I accept this pass, but maybe I'll retry.



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Harm vb: I agree about the street light, but would have preferred if you had moved a bit further to your right. You have the idea (and will grant you a pass), but would encourage you to try again.

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Ok, and for the third part.

I used my 50mm so I'm getting the feeling for next week...

Just stopped for the subject: the gatehouse (Dalempoort).

A lantern, strange leading lines. Not my best shot.

Then, I stepped to the right after studying the view on my wet screen.

Much better, I guess: leading line from the corner, sucking the view to the end.

I hope Brian agrees.
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@Harm vb: Perfect! That's a pass.

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Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:

For Part B, the objective is to maintain the same field of view with each lens (i.e., the objects at the edges of all three photos should be be the same). It is easier if your first shot is at 50mm and moved closer to the subject for the 24mm shot and further away for the 98mm shot. If the camera is moved along the line exactly perpendicular to center of the first photo, you should be able to get all three photos to have a (more) similar field of view (left-to-right and top-to-bottom). Please try Part B again.

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Ok, my retry...

50mm original position:


A bit closer to get the same framing. I marked the left hand side by the socket, the right hand side by the candle.


And at 100mm (short end of my 100-400mm.


I hope that I understood this part correctly.

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OK, I'll give it a try soon.
I focused on the size of the bottle, so this was the result.
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Harm, While it is a "basic" assignment, it is one of the more difficult to execute. You are almost there. A bit closer on the 24mm and a bit further away with the 98mm and you'll have it. The trick is to find the distance that lets you achieve a very similar FoV in all three shots.

Cropping is not advised since the rules state, "one dimension crop and minor straightening allowed (to allow different aspect ratios, but donít crop in both directions)" and this assignment implicitly requires that the aspect ratio be the same with each focal length.

The left side of your image at 24mm includes a window frame and more railing than in the other two. I don't think that the stability of your small tripod is the issue. Your camera appeared to be level and the subject was in the center of each frame. Finding the correct distance from the subject will be the key.

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Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:


For Part B, the objective is to maintain the same field of view with each lens (i.e., the objects at the edges of all three photos should be be the same). It is easier if your first shot is at 50mm and moved closer to the subject for the 24mm shot and further away for the 98mm shot. If the camera is moved along the line exactly perpendicular to center of the first photo, you should be able to get all three photos to have a (more) similar field of view (left-to-right and top-to-bottom). Please try Part B again.

Cheers... Brian

Mmm, in my post-processing (i.e. the cropping) I have even counted the wooden bars on which the items are displayed.
I must solve this in PP...

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@Harm vb: Part A is a "clear" (pun intended) pass. The extra DoF on the WA is expected since, DoF is inversely related to the square of focal length at the same aperture and distance from the subject. In order to make the images identical, you would have had to have a remarkably fast WA lens.

For Part B, the objective is to maintain the same field of view with each lens (i.e., the objects at the edges of all three photos should be be the same). It is easier if your first shot is at 50mm and moved closer to the subject for the 24mm shot and further away for the 98mm shot. If the camera is moved along the line exactly perpendicular to center of the first photo, you should be able to get all three photos to have a (more) similar field of view (left-to-right and top-to-bottom). Please try Part B again.

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Okay, let's go, I'm in a flow... However, got a lasting cold, which holds me home from time to time. Therefor some interior shots today.

Part A: Telecompression

Original Teleshot (203mm)


Cropped WA (24mm)


Part B: Zooming with your feet (actually my butt, as I was sitting on the floor )

First shot @24mm


Second shot @50mm


Third shot @98mm


I'm sorry, my horizon is a bit tilted and the horizon is shaking a bit vertically. My little tripod is not very stable.
All settings, except time, are maintained equal for all shots (f5,6).

Part C to follow.

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@Atom Ant: Thanks for sharing, Tony! ... Brian
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If you are interested to see an application of some of these principles in cinema you might want to watch this YouTube video.
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