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Posts Tagged ‘depth in photography’

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 28th, 2011

Photo Critique Series: Patterns, Focal Points, and Telephoto Compression in a Palouse Country Landscape

Posted By Michael Frye
"Steptoe Beauty" by Greg Speasl
This week’s photograph, titled “Steptoe Beauty,” was made by Greg Speasl in the Palouse country of eastern Washington. The image is an interesting study of how a telephoto lens can compress space and create patterns. Light Sidelight is usually a great way to bring out textures, and here the low-angle, late-afternoon sun raking across the …