Photography Tip about Creating Depth in a Photograph
When you photograph a scene you start with a blank canvas, just like an artist does. By creating depth in an image you are presenting the foreground and background as supporting elements of the image while defining your subject at a quick glance. Although the medium is different than the artist’s canvas, the thought process is the same.
First, you define who or what your subject is. With a camera, you will need to carefully and with precision focus on your subject using the AF points found on most DSLR cameras.
Second, you frame your subject with foreground and background elements.
Next, you decide what aperture to use. A large aperture will blur the foreground and background, while a small aperture will render everything in the frame in focus.
Lastly, you decide what lens to use. A lens with a long focal length will compress the elements in the foreground and background so they look closer together. A longer focal length will also be more effective in creating a better quality of bokeh.
Below are some examples of photographs I have taken to create depth. Please note the camera settings used.
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