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The ABC of Photography – Barrel distortion

Barrel distortion

Barrel distortion is a lens fault or aberration that causes straight, parallel lines in an image to bow outward, and is seen when shooting with wide-angle lenses. The wider the lens, the greater the distortion. The appearance is similar to the effect you’d see if an image was wrapped around a barrel. It can be corrected using post-capture software.

Sources:  Pixabay, Wikipedia, Susan Wingfield Lamar High School


 

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