Tip of the Day – Expanding Perspective

Tip of the Day – Expanding Perspective

Carrying on from yesterday’s post about focal length – understanding the effects of focal length on perspective comes in handy when photographing a small subject in front of a big background – like Indy the Miniature Poodle here in front of the Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art for my #tailsofbrisbane project. There are two options – the first (shared yesterday) is placing the subject a long way out from the background and shooting with a telephoto lens. The second option is using a super wide angle lens, getting down low and shooting upwards with the subject close to you and close to the background, as in this example. Which look do you prefer?

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS @ 16mm, ISO 800, 1/500 sec, f/4

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