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To help your un­der­stand­ing of how view­point, per­spec­tive and lens choice af­fects your im­ages, here we have taken a se­ries of shots us­ing different view­points and lenses to show how dra­mat­i­cally they can al­ter the re­sults.

The first im­age is taken from very close to the ru­ined build­ing, us­ing a 20mm lens on a full-frame camera. The next two im­ages are shot from view­points that be­come in­creas­ingly dis­tant from the build­ing as we use longer fo­cal lengths. You can see how the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the build­ing and the back­ground changes each time.

The fi­nal two im­ages are shot from the same po­si­tion, but with different lenses. De­spite this, if you look closely at the build­ing in the wide shot, the per­spec­tive ef­fect is ex­actly the same.

To re­ally get to grips with the cre­ative pos­si­bil­i­ties of these ef­fects, it’s worth tak­ing some time to shoot a subject your­self at different dis­tances and with different lenses.

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