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January 31st, 2013

Creating Depth: Beyond the Wide-Angle Formula

Posted By Michael Frye
El Capitan and the Merced River, autumn, Yosemite NP, CA, USA
Depth can be a powerful tool in photography. Our medium is two-dimensional, but a sense of depth, an illusion of space and distance, can make the viewer feel like part of the scene, and literally and figuratively add another dimension to a photograph. A Common Formula This image of El Capitan follows a common formula …
July 25th, 2011

The Third Dimension in Photography

Posted By Michael Frye
Redwoods and rhododendrons—telephoto view
A Tale of Two Photographs Reading David duChemin’s eBook A Deeper Frame got me thinking about how we perceive depth and space in photographs, and how lens choice affects that perception. David says that because photography turns “a world of three dimensions into two,” that “if we aim to create photographs that create within the …