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.


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.




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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