Adding a sense of scale


posted on 20th of february, 2012
>I love to shoot landscapes - I'm fortunate in that I currently live in a very scenic Australian State where landscape photography is a must.

At times, it's difficult to convey a sense of scale with an image - I know the depth and breadth and height because I can see it with my eyes, but I can't necessarily convey that to someone who is viewing my photo.

One technique to give your images a sense of scale is to bring people into them, because people give us a familiar point of reference - we know the approximate size of a human being therefore it completes the picture and gives a sense of the true proportions of a landscape.

This also works for indoor and outdoor architecture. Notice the difference between these images and how easy it is to grasp the scale and size of what we're looking at when...

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Posted by Jonkio4 on May 04, 2012
thanks for sharing :)
Posted by Hanbaoluan on March 27, 2012
Scenery pictures very beautiful!
Posted by Serjedi on March 09, 2012
Amazing pic, great blog, thanks for sharing..



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