LEARN “PERSPECTIVE” IN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

dirt road cover by dried leaves
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Perspective in Photography can be so rewarding. As described by the “Photo Dictionary”:

Perspective photography is quite a common phenomenon. First of all, it is the technique that guarantees volume and expressiveness of the image. In other words, it is a perception of depth. It happens due to the presence of large and small objects in a frame.

As you notice the photo above, this is a great example of perception. By placing something small and putting it in the forefront of the photo, gives an interesting and deep depth to the photo.

Perspective photography can take many forms: those shot from a low angle, ones with strong leading lines and those that look straight up into the sky. Whether your scene is a railroad track or skyscraper, your image should emphasize the angle and the unique perspective you’re hoping to give the viewer.

person walking on stairs
Photo by Francesco Ungaro on Pexels.com

So, perspective has really nothing to do with your equipment, has nothing to do with any special settings, but, has everything to do with your placement of the camera to the subject(s). As in the photo above, this perspective photo makes it seem like the person at the top of the stairs is really far away. Often that can be accentuated by using a wide angle lens on your smartphone (if you have multiple lenses on your camera). The question for you is: Do you like it? Maybe try a few pictures yourself and see if it brings some ideas into your repertoire. Could this become something you might specialize in, because not too many photographers do it that much, but, when they do it, it is met with great interest.

photo of roadway surrounded by trees
Photo by 김 대정 on Pexels.com
tall trees
Photo by Valiphotos on Pexels.com
man standing inside library while reading book
Photo by Mark Cruzat on Pexels.com

With the 3 above photos, this should give you some idea of how to create your own “perspective” photos. This is just another great way to improve your photo skills.

To help you with your photo skills, I will try to add a “photographic quote of the day” with each blog. Hope you enjoy this extra help!

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

Ansel Adams
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I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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