May I know why is a 85mm lens much favoured by photographers for portraits? I only have a 50 mm f/1.8, and sometimes I have to step back a steps to get the whole person in the frame. So isn't the 85mm lens a bit too long?
Also, for closeup shots of the face, I find that most of the subject's head is cropped off a little in the pictures I see in magazines. Why is that so?
Thanks for enlightening me