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Assignment 12Scale

“In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.”

—August Sander

Purpose: To Create the Illusion of Depth Using Objects to Define the Size and Distance of Other Objects in the Image.

Near/Far Relationship

Using a focal length between 24mm and 35mm, create a composition using a subject of known size, or a size the viewer will assume to know, in the foreground. The background should be completely visible in the picture.

FIGURE 12.1 Knowing the size of the boat allows the viewer to intuit the distance to the trees. This creates the illusion of three dimensions in this two-dimensional image. Photo by Austin Hodaie.

FIGURE 12.1 Knowing the size of the boat allows the viewer to intuit the distance to the trees. This creates the illusion of three dimensions in this two-dimensional image. Photo by Austin Hodaie. ...

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