Photography basics: how to add depth to your photos

    | Photography for Beginners | 17/12/2012 11:41am
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    Change the focal plane


    Photography Basics: change the focal plane - f/16


    This shot of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco shows how combining a small aperture with a telephoto can still isolate a subject yet retain detail in the far distance.

    By focusing on the cactus in the foreground and shooting at f/16, the mountains that are miles away appear to be on the same focal plane as the cactus.

    Photography Basics: change the focal plane - f/4.5


    The same scene shot at f/4.5. The mountains in the distance are still recognisable.

    Crop to fool the eye
    By selectively cropping this vertical landscape that already has some depth to it, we’ve fooled the eye into believing that the scene is far more dramatic than it actually is.

    Photography Basics: crop to fool the eye

    A simple crop of the sides on most upright landscapes will add a greater sense of depth and impact.

    Photography Basics: crop to fool the eye

    PAGE 1: What is depth of field?
    PAGE 2: Perspective and the focal length
    PAGE 3: Using a long lens
    PAGE 4: Change the focal plane


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    Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 11:41 am under Photography for Beginners.

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