CHAPTER 4 Images: What Is Perspective?

 

 

When, in early fifteenth-century Florence, Filippo Brunelleschi contrived the first painting in “true perspective,” he raised a sensation.

STEPHEN L. TALBOTT

I like the fact that the word [perspective] literally means “your opinion.” Where you place the camera is both an assertion of your camera’s view point and your opinion.

MAHESH VENKITACHALAM

 

 

First let’s agree that by image we mean a two-dimensional representation of the view defined by the camera lens and the sensor as shown in Figure 4.1. According to Rudolf Kingslake, a photograph is “a two-dimensional projection of a three-dimensional object, the projection lines all passing through a common center.” This brings up the concept of ...

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