When using a camera to take a shot, it acts like, well, a camera.
Meaning, you can’t see what is immediately around the camera. The shot starts from what would be a few feet away. So, if you try and take a close quarter shot from a persons view, you have to actually move the camera back.
This is fine, unless moving back puts you behind or, even worse, into an object. You can then move those objects into another plane, and that works, unless they would normally be casting a shadow in to the scene, or you removed a wall that was blocking light which will now shine into your scene, ruining the shot.
Adjusting the lens on the camera is neat, but it distorts everything. So, if I lower the lens to something near 0, I get the stuff around the camera, but the whole shot now is extended and distorted out like a tunnel.
Is there anyway to get a shot that would be from the way an eye would see things… i.e. from the point you stand? Or am I doomed to always shifting objects to set a shot?