Honey, we shrunk the Carters! Wide angle lens mishap explained

The Carter Centre
(Image credit: The Carter Centre)

A photograph taken with an extreme wide angle lens has caused quite a stir! The above image of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden meeting with their predecessors, Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, has been getting quite a lot of attention.

This is because the former president and first lady have been made to look tiny alongside the Bidens. The use of a wide angle lens and some unfortunate composition has ended up giving the impression that President Biden and his wife have walked into a doll's house.

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Laurence McJannet

Laurence is an NCTJ-trained journalist with nearly 20 years' editorial experience gained on a wide range of publications, from The Beirut Times in Lebanon to The Sunday Times, and including recent freelance engagements with Future's cycling and automotive portfolios, Outdoor Fitness, and The English Home. He has recently been undertaking a sports broadcast journalism MA at Southampton Solent, gaining valuable TV and radio experience, and am currently videographer for Frome Town FC soccer team. He is the author of Bikepacking (Wild Things Publishing, 2016).