Quote Originally Posted by cowanw View Post
Take for example using a 450 mm lens on a 20x24 camera and making President Obama look like he took a selfie.
http://phototechmag.com/anatomy-of-a-photo-shoot/
Or Platon's wide-angle, shot-from-below picture of Clinton with his hands on his knees (believe it was a Time cover). That would seem to break almost every "rule" I've ever read about portrait photography. Completely demonstrates the distortion of a wide-angle lens used close up. But hey, you gotta break a few rules now and again...