Photographic Composition – The Perspective

Friday, August 4th 2017. | Photography

Photographic Composition – The Perspective

Perspective is another very interesting aspect in photographic composition. Playing with perspective and being able to simulate it within a scene allows us to make a photograph particularly interesting and unusual at times. As in the case of bottom-up photographs, unusual views and more that can exacerbate the perspective of an image, to overwhelm distortions. Distortions that, as we have seen in previous articles, are both a hurt and a good one. Perspective is a direct consequence of the aperture of the diaphragm and the focal length (read the article on depth of field for more information on it), but can be drastically helped by the wise use of lines (especially diagonal) and objects.

In the picture to follow, the plot and figures are smaller, to provide a deep feeling to the scene. The distortion that is found in the lower part of it (the photo seems to bend inwardly) helps to create it it is one of those cases where the photographer sought distortion.

The following photo instead used an unusual click point near the asphalt. This has allowed the subject to be magnified in the foreground rather than those appearing in the background, more than they are in reality. But the final effect is not that of a disproportionate picture of a photo with a deep depth.

In this photo, as highlighted by the four arrows, the perspective is simulated by the vertical lines converging toward the center, the resulting narrowing of the floor and the ceiling, and repeating the lateral elements (columns). Elements that are reduced in size to proceed to the bottom of photography.

The photo of Corsini also uses the technique of diagonal lines and the perspective is reinforced by two other features the tonal difference between the signs (all the same) as well as the blur that as it adds.

Another way to give perspective to objects is to shoot from bottom to top though this will necessarily cause prospective distortion a picture of the genre can be good when you want to confer exclusively majesty on an object.

Even photographing from above will be able to give a good perspective to our picture, without incurring the error of distortion. Here is the example of striatic photo below

The girl’s head being closer to the lens is larger than both the body and the other objects. Since all the rest is proportional (they have the same distance from the lens) the depth effect is assured.