1. the art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other.
Depending on which author you read, perspective can be interpreted in many ways – to the point where it all gets a bit overwhelming and confusing. Honestly, I’m not even going to try and list them all – too many different terms and opinions. Have a look at this article – Types of Perspective in Photography – to see what I mean.
Personally, I believe that perspective is another one of the photographic techniques that becomes intuitive the more we practice our craft – you learn to recognize how you best need to shoot the frame in order to get a strong image.
Here’s some reading to inspire you to explore perspective in different ways:
- Get Some Perspective – National Geographic
- Perspective in Photography – Picture Correct
- Perspective in Photography: Don’t just stand there, move your feet! – Digital Photography School
- 17 Forced Perspective Techniques – Digital Photography School
- 30 Inspiring Examples of Perspective in Photography – psdfan
want to share your ‘perspective’ photos?
Here’s where you can:
Facebook: Create an album (title suggestion – My Weekend Photo Project) and upload your photos (and don’t forget to add the hashtag #twpp now that FB does hashtags). You can make your album public so that anyone can have a look at your photos or you can share your photos with me over on my biz page.
Your blog: Upload your photos to your blog and share them with the wide world. Leave a link here so that others can follow the snail-trail.
Flickr: Share your photos at The Weekend Photo Project.
Pinterest: If you’re on Pinterest create a board for your weekend photos. Don’t forget to add the tag #twpp so that others can search for them. I have a The Weekend Photo Project Pinterest board that I’m going to invite people to pin on. If you’d love to be involved, follow the board and I’ll send you an invite!
Instagram: Snap a photo with you phone or i-device and upload your photo to Instagram. You’ll find me here on Instagram. Don’t forget to add #twpp to your caption. Proceed to share!
Twitter: Use Instagram, link to your Pinterest board or your blog. And remember to add #twpp as your hashtag.
Anywhere else you like: I’m sure I’ve left out others ways of sharing, so leave a comment below and let everyone know where your photos will be!
Be sure and leave a comment below to let me (and everyone else) know where you’ll be sharing your photos. Visit other peoples photos. Like them. Comment.
and please, share The Weekend Photo Project – the more people we can get involved, the more fun it will be
Don’t forget that the prompts are open to interpretation – there is no right or wrong photo – just the photo you make of your world as you see it.