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  1. #1
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    Distance for Portraits

    If I wanted to to portrait photography, like a studio does - practically, how much distance is necessary from the camera to the subject?

    I am asking, to figure out if I'd have enough room in my apartment.

    Thanks.

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    You'd think someone with plans to create a portrait studio in their apartment would have taken enough portraits to know how far from their subject they should stand.
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    Jnr it kinda depends on what sort of portraits. Head shots ? 3/4 ? Full body etc. I'd estimate that you need a bare minimum of 3-4 metres. More like 5 or 6 if tou eant to set up a background and use some rim lighting. The bigger issue is the width if you are using lights. Again, something like 3-4 meters is your bare minimum.
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