Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Check Out These Facts About The Lies The Local MSM Stated About Ocean City Maryland
I’m a professional photographer and a teacher. One of the things I talk about, when teaching photography, is the impact that focal length can have on the perspective of a photograph.
With a super wide angle, you can force perspective to make things that are closer to the camera look super large compared to the things that are further away.
With a long telephoto, you can compress the view and make things that aren’t close together look like they’re close together. The longer the lens, the more compression takes place.
This photo, taken by a Reuters photographer, is being used in articles to discuss how “crowded” it was yesterday on the OC boardwalk. And all over Twitter, people are talking about how stupid the people are, for crowding so close together like that.
Here’s the thing... it was taken with a VERY long telephoto lens. Do you see Fishers on the right side? And Ripley’s on the left? They almost look like they’re next to each other, but they’re THREE BLOCKS APART.
To be clear: I am not saying this photo was manipulated (or Photoshopped) in any way. This is exactly what the photographer saw... through a very, very, VERY long lens.
I also looked at the time lapse of yesterday’s boardwalk camera...there was never a point when it was close to being as crowded as it looks in this picture (included, from about 2:45 p.m. until sunset).
The bottom line: Take everything you see and read with a grain of salt and always do your research.
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at 5/26/2020 08:00:00 AM