Focal length, camera position, and depth


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Focal length, camera position, and depth

We've talked a lot about line and shape in composition and the importance of line and shape in composition. What we haven't talked about is how much you can control shape with your camera. So I am walking around and I've seen this building. A couple of things; it's just a nice old red brick building. I like the tree behind it. I like that from this angle one side is lit up with some nice tree shadow on it and this side is dark. What I like about the light dark thing is I think I am going to be able to tone it, to exaggerate that a little bit, and really give a sense of depth of this being a 3D object.

I also like these great lines. However, I am standing right here when I see the building. To take that shot I've got to go pretty wide. So I'm going to zoom out, frame the shot that I like, take my picture and this is what I get. Now there is nothing necessarily wrong with this picture, but let's take a look at what I've got. When I am standing here with my naked e...

Focal length, camera position, and depth
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