Chapter 5. Perspective, Point of View, and Scale

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Photography compresses the three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional world. It flattens reality. However, it is possible to bring depth and dimensionality to your photographs with proper attention to perspective, lens choice, point of view, and scale. These principles are even more crucial when you’re shooting multiple elements under different conditions and attempting to combine them seamlessly, as with photorealistic composite images. The other key factor for dimensionality is the light, which was discussed extensively in the previous chapter. In this chapter we’ll concentrate on the way ...

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