Con­sider scale

Digital Photograper - - Techniques -

Of­ten our eyes need help to per­ceive the size of ob­jects

Be­cause fram­ing is se­lec­tive, there is al­ways an el­e­ment of ab­strac­tion in pho­to­graphs. This can make it dif­fi­cult to ac­cu­rately judge the size of ob­jects in an im­age. So, we oc­ca­sion­ally need to in­clude an ob­ject of a known size in the com­po­si­tion. This could be a per­son, build­ing, car or any com­mon ob­ject whose size we im­me­di­ately un­der­stand.

Right Tow­er­ing Ice­berg in this im­age, the ice­berg could be al­most any size, from a few me­tres to sev­eral hun­dred me­tres; it is only when we no­tice the boat that we fully ap­pre­ci­ate the size of the ice­berg

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