Task: Changing lens + viewpoint = different perspective
Wide-angle and telephoto – bigger difference between focal length. Find a scene with enough space in front – viewpoint near to far. Avoid a flat subject.
– telephoto tightly framed
With a focal length of 170mm the guitarist is tightly fitted within the frame. This gives a sense of presence, revealing the expression and emotion of the subject that wouldn’t be seen in the audience.
Meanwhile the wide-angle lens set at 12mm, and a lower viewpoint, revealed much more of the scene, including the stage and people dancing. The viewer is an onlooker, detached from the subject, but with a greater sense of the context of the photograph.