Quote Originally Posted by Joe Lipka View Post
All these formulae and stuff are wonderful things to know. but we all know that the appropriate distance for a photographer looking at another photographer's photograph is to have your nose right on the glass.
If you are of an appropriate vintage, you will either take your glasses off or push them up on your forehead before you stick your nose on the glass.
Come on, you know this is true.
Joe has it right. It doesn't matter how large the image is or how long or short the focal length was, if the image is engaging, my first tendency is to get close- real close- and then back up to wherever it feels right. Then again, sometimes I bob in and out several times.