Sunday, October 10, 2010

Quick Digital Imaging Tip 7/101: Shoot At an Angle and Create a Sense of Depth in Your Images

This is #7 of 101 digital imaging tips I plan to post here over the next few months. Stay tuned.

Today's tip (from Thailand): Shoot at an angle and create a sense of depth in your images.

These two HDR images (Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro), which I made today Chiang Mai, Thailand (after a 36-hour door-to-door trip from NY), have a good sense of depth because I shot at angle angle – and because everything in the scene is in focus.

To get max depth-of-field: use a wide-angle lens, set a small aperture and focus one-third into the scene.

My gear for these shots: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 14mm lens. See all my gear here.

For more info and discounts on HDR imaging programs, click here.

Planning a trip to Thailand (and Cambodia and Laos - next stops on our photo tour), work with one of the best tour operators I know: Travel Link.

Our guide in Thailand is a wealth of info: Mr. Mike, a.k.a. Crocodile Mike:

As Capt. Jack always says, "Don't ya just love it."

Explore the light – and enjoy the Pad Thai :-)

P.S. The band in the hotel is playing a Lady Gaga song.....

1 comment:

Kate Faust said...

So jealous I'm not with you guys - have fun and have a beer for me! - Kate