6Image Size and Perspective

View cameras provide flexibility for using lenses that vary in focal length over a wide range and for focusing on objects over a wide range of distances, which enable the photographer to exercise considerable control over image size, angle of view, and linear perspective. In this chapter the versatility and limitations of the view camera will be examined with respect to distant objects, nearby objects, and multiple objects at different distances.

6.1 Perspective

Perspective, with respect to images, is the appearance of depth when a three-dimensional object or scene is viewed directly or as a photographic or other two-dimensional representation. The ability we humans have to perceive depth and judge relative distances ...

Get View Camera Technique, 7th Edition now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.