Work a scene to make the most of perspective and produce images with impact
FIRST IMPRESSIONS Any scene that contains repeated features is likely to make a great perspective shot. These rows of cypress trees in the Tuscany countryside are a classic example. The initial shot does show diminishing scale, but it’s not exactly exciting!
CHANGE POSITION A quick change of camera position results in a more interesting composition. Diminishing scale is obvious in the row of trees to the left, and the shadows add interest – but that tree on the right is too big and bold.
FIND A BETTER ANGLE Backing off from the trees and moving round to the left a little makes a difference as you can now see along the path between the trees, and its converging sides also add linear perspective to the composition.
FINE-TUNE THE COMPOSITION The best spot to shoot from proves to be standing in the middle of the path. The path creates strong linear perspective while the trees show diminishing scale, and all lead the eye to the farmhouse.