focal length: 24 mm
shutter speed: 1/2000
aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
flash: not fired

Most teachers of photography will tell you to use a focal length 50mm or longer for portraits to avoid barrel distortion, which give your subjects big noses. However, there is a time and place for everything, even big nose distortions. Sometimes I like to go up close and as wide as I can, just to add a little humour, if you will, to an otherwise ordinary shot. In this case, the wide angle, coupled with my subject’s funny expression, created an interesting image.

How about you? Do you have any funny wide angle shots to share?

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit