I tried very hard to catch her keeping still. I could see how much the wide angle distortion changes the proportions and shape of the subject; she looks much different when I removed it.
To get a wide angle shot is hard to get with a phone. Even though I have a the iPhone 11 that comes with the a wide lenses. However, that lenses can only be fully used when the camera is facing away from the person when taking a selfies with the camera phone.
I know that up close on my face it tends to exaggerate features slightly but when pushed back most of the features aren’t pushed back. The further I was pushed back and when I stretched my hand, it got more distorted like my hand.
I had to use a paper towel to lessen the light from above but then I picked up a lamp for the back and side lighting.