Adding scale to a photo

posted on 7th of april, 2009

How many times have you heard " That photo doesn't do it justice"

Or when you see a photo of a big trophy fish it has a ruler next to it.

Sometimes when you take a photo of an object you just can't tell how big it is without something added for scale.

A good example is this photo of a Giant Sequoia tree in California.

I took this on a recent trip to the west coast. At first I took some of the trees but when I viewed them I really couldn't see the mass and size of these monsters of the forest.

But adding a model makes you look at the tree and then when your eyes fall down to her hugging it you then see the comparison in size to a person.

Besides the fact that I do think most photos benefit by having a person in them.

Comments (9)

Posted by Defun on September 09, 2009
huge trees!^^hoho
Posted by Digitalreflections on April 07, 2009
great shot and a very useful blog
Posted by Dcwcreations on April 07, 2009
I did include the model release because I alredy had it on file so it was easy to add to it.
thanks for the compliment.

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Happy Easter

posted on 12th of april, 2009

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter.

Be safe and happy wherever you are in the small world we live in.


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Comments (4)

Posted by Eclecticelegance on April 14, 2009
Happy Easter! He is risen!!!
Posted by Fultonsphoto on April 13, 2009
Thanks and a belated happy easter to you too.
Posted by Digitalreflections on April 12, 2009
Happy Easter to you too.

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This bird was begging for it.

posted on 27th of april, 2009

Sometimes you just have to take the photo.

My wife and I recently made a trip through the California Mountains and of course from time to time we would pull over on an overlook to take a break and enjoy the view.

And naturally my friend Mr. camera is always along and on the ready.

On one of the overlooks it had a very nice view but it was early morning and had just a hint of fog hanging over the valley.

Nice to look at but not to great for photos.

But then along the side of the Mountain came this Vulture. It just soared without ever flapping it's wings. It had just a glint of sun through the fog that put a little highlight on it's feathers.

As it went by I got the camera ready and set the exposure but by then it was already by us. I mentioned to my wife that that would of been a good...

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Posted by Karenkh on April 27, 2009
Great shot. That was so nice of him to cooperate with you.
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on April 27, 2009
What a fabulous capture! Nice shot!
Posted by P-squared on April 27, 2009
Gorgeous lighting for this shot...nice work.

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Flu bug

posted on 28th of april, 2009

Before I get any further I want to give one little bit of advice. Wash your hands.

Because this strain of Flu has never been seen before and because it has gotten the attention of the CDC, it is the news topic of week.

What really amazes me is how small the world has become.

I know at Dreamstime we have members from all parts of the world and that's what makes it such a diversified community.

But a lot of the interaction is done electronically.

As we see how this Flu is spreading to all parts of earth it shows how much we really do interact with each other.

You think we could get along a little easier but I won't get into that.

So to stay healthy, Wash your hands often and stay away from people that are showing signs of being sick.

Tags: earth flu world
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Posted by Digitalreflections on April 28, 2009
Great advice Dave, And don't forget, cover your mough when you cough.
Posted by Vickifrance on April 28, 2009
I have not had a cold or the flu in over 10 years and my husband is always bringing one home because he's a teacher. I think it's because.. I wash my hands A LOT!!!!
Posted by Marilyngould on April 28, 2009
Frequent hand washing is one of the easiest things we can do to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, thanks for the reminder Dave. In addition, we commonly touch public surfaces such as handrails, doors, and shopping carts -- remember to keep your hands away from your face after contact with these surfaces and wash your hands as soon as possible. :)

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