Do you like photography?
If you bought a photo camera, then first you need to learn how to take pictures. How to solve these problems will help this article. In this article, I will tell you how to determine the distance from which you want to take pictures. That is the distance from the photographer to the subject of photography.
How do I select the distance to set the camera when taking a picture of an object? Is it possible to approach photographed a person, a building, and a group of people and so on, or shoot from a distant point of photo shot? How guided in solving these problems? These questions usually arise in the photographer when choosing the point of shooting at its remoteness from the object.
Distance to the subject in photography
The distance from which photography conducted affects primarily the size of the object on the photo. Alternatively, as you might say, on the scale of the image. The closer the camera installed to the subject of photography, the larger this object will be in the picture. The further we move away with the camera, the smaller the image becomes.
The distance and size of the subject also depend on the camera lens. No matter what is your subject of photography, these tips will suit you. Of course, if you use a camera lens with a zoom, then in some way the task is easier. However, in most cases, and the zoom does not always help if the subject you need shooting is too far or too close.
Each camera has its own capabilities. Photographs taken from distant points usually cover significant areas and show the subject completely. Such photo frames give an opportunity to acquaint the viewer with the cityscape or landscape depicted on the photograph. In addition, it is important when the action deployed in large spaces.
On such photographs, the viewer can easily comprehend the dimensions of the various elements of the displayed object. Thus, the photographer can show the relationships and interrelationships of these elements. The photographer can show the interaction of people, groups of people, and the scale of events and so on.
However, in this general image, important details often escape, because the distant point of shooting does not allow you to concentrate the viewer’s attention on anything specific. The small image of individual elements of the subject deprives them of the picture of the necessary detail.
If the photographer approaches the photographing object, the scale of the image will gradually increase. The individual parts will occupy more and more places in the photo frame. Elements on the edges of the photo will leave the field of view of the lens and stay outside the frame of the photo frame.
When the photographer approaches one of the parts of the subject, he thereby brings the viewer closer to it. After all, we make a photo for the viewer who will later consider our photo. Therefore, the photographer is focusing on a certain area of the subject, or at a certain moment of action.
Such a zoomed in point of photography allows us show to expressively the person in action on a photograph. Therefore, the photographer can show position, posture, gesture, of a person and his interaction with other people.
Therefore, the photographer can show a person with the surrounding photography objects. The figure of the person in this case occupies the main place in the photo frame.
If the photographer takes a photograph of a person, then further approaching the shooting point to the subject, will result in the fact that only the person occupying the entire image field remains in the frame. Then there will be a portrait photo shoot.
Close photo shooting points give an image of a person on a large scale. Often the entire field of the image occupies only the face of the person when being photographed. In such a picture, a person can reproduced with all the features of individualism. The photo will show facial expressions, facial movements and so on.
A gesture of a hand can reproduced from nearby points. The position of the person’s photo will be clearly visible in the photo. The photographer needs to know that the position of the person and the gesture of the hands help to reveal the human condition. Often in the picture, this improves the overall expressiveness of the portrait.
Let us assume that the photographer will approach even closer to the photographed object – that is, to the person. Then the person no longer fits in the photo frame. The photograph shows only part of it. Such photographic points can also used in photography. This gives an enlarged image of a separate detail of the photographing object.
If this photo zooming is chosen correctly, the viewer’s attention will be on important details. This detail may not be visible to the viewer when photographing an object from distant points. The photograph well perceived as an independent and complete photographic composition.
It is also necessary to dwell on one more widespread obtaining of the construction of photography. That is, with the definition of the distance to the main image object. An important moment in portrait photography is the aperture of camera lens.
Photographing a portrait with an open aperture the background behind the portrait not seen is sharply and if the aperture of lens is closed, the background behind the main object will see is sharply. Such techniques with aperture change often used in different photographic genres. Typically, in portrait photography, often aperture of lens is open but photographing the landscape on the contrary, the aperture of lens often been closes.
Photographing the landscape, the photographer often wants to get a clear picture of the whole terrain. However, the aperture of lens is a subject of another topic about photography. I will try to touch this topic in other of my posts in my blog.
Focal Length of Camera Lens
Also very important in the photography is focal length of camera lens. If focal length it is bigger, then photography background is closer of main object. If focal length of camera lens is less, then background of photography is moving away of main object.
However, this is also another topic about photography and I will try to touch this topic in future. However, now a little more about the distance from which you need to take pictures.
Moving the main image object to the forefront is a technique widely used in photography. With this construction of the frame, the photographer often simultaneously increases the height of the survey point. Then the photographer takes pictures from the top of the photo shooting.
To the photographer, this makes it possible to place the main object of the image at the bottom of the photo frame. This way, the top part of the photo object released and the elements of the surrounding environment displayed, to create an active background.
Thus, the size or scale of the image depends on the choice of the photographing distance but not only that. The selected distance affects the perspective of the photographic image, the nature of its pattern.
The prospect of such a frame promotes the expression of space and the photograph looks deep. The picture then seems to get the third dimension. Therefore, the correct choice of the point of photography due to its remoteness from the object helps to transfer the space on the photo.
These patterns should guide when choosing the distance from the point of photography to the object. Obviously, this choice depends on the semantic tasks facing the photographer depends on the photographer himself what the photographer wants to show on the photo.
Basics of Photography
In this article, I told you a bit about the basics of photography. That is about how to determine the distance from which you want to take pictures. This gives an answer to the question of how to solve the biggest problems with photography.
You need to practice photographing using the indicated techniques of photography and share your photos. If this article was useful to you, write your comments. Write your thoughts about the photo. I think that your comments will be very important to the readers.
It is very important to transfer your photography experience. This is the good way to get the best photos. As I wrote before, photography in my life began in 1985. Over the years, I have read books about photography. He graduated from the photographic school.
I also learned a lot about photographic techniques on the Internet because if you also will share your information about the photo, other photographers will be able to learn from you. I perceive photography as an art. To me, this is not just a copy of the original object. If you agree with me, then I will be glad that you are my readers.
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