Sensing depth in an image is not too dissimilar to sensing depth in a person, it all depends on where you’re standing. Perspective is everything and whilst we can all shoot the very same image from the same place, not all images give you a sense of actually being there. That is what I tried to achieve the other day at Portland. I only have one image to post, but it took several in order to make it. I applied a technique known as ficus stacking, whereby you take a series of images with differing focus points from the immediate foreground to the furthest reaches of infinity. This way, you overcome your cameras potential limitation in depth of field. Due to this image having a great amount of depth (distance between the immediate ledge and the sky), I wanted to ensure that everything was pin sharp and to accentuate the feeling of being there. Of course, I was helped along the way with an enormous amount of luck. This truly was one of the best sunsets I have ever witnessed and I was lucky enough to be there at the time. I also was joined by another photographer who spoke with a deep, Devon accent and due to this and the howling breeze, all of our conversations were broken and difficult. Still, I am happy with this image. It has something that I feel many of my images lack, the feeling of every dimension being realised. I hope you like.
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A Sense Of Depth by The Narratographer
Sensing depth in an image is not too dissimilar to sensing depth in a person, it all depends on where you’re standing. Perspective is everything and whilst we can all shoot the...