David Alexander Photography

David Alexander Photography

If you are looking for some more recent blog posts, don’t worry they will come. I haven’t posted anything since before Christmas, but I am trying to get back to it. I am going to be spending some time at my computer for the next few days for sure!


Might as well share a “Quick Tip” while I am at it!

When using a “crop body” camera, be aware of the crop factor! For the Nikon DX line of cameras that crop factor is 1.5x. This turns a 35 mm lens in to roughly a 50 mm lens, a 60 mm into a 90 mm, a 300 mm into a 450 mm. This is especially important when taking photographs of people. 85-120mm is the preferred focal length for classic head and shoulder portraits meaning that on a crop body you will find your portrait sweet spot between 55 mm and 80 mm. The reason this is so important is that as the focal length increases, the image starts to lose depth. This lack of depth flattens facial characteristics and can lead to unflattering pictures. Use this quick tip and Take Your Best Shot!

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