Is there any general set of rules or guidelines on when would the background compression generated by a long focal length look good in a picture?
Example : in a headshot, I really like the background compression (besides face flattening) from the 85mm vs 50mm
For reference, I shoot with a full frame and generally get a hard time deciding between 50mm and 85mm in outdoor situations. I can back up as much needed (open areas) and shots I am going for are 1/2 to 3/4th of full body. At times, full body too.