Friday, June 29, 2012

Creating a Sense of Size and Scale

I took the shot above at Navy Beach at Mono Lake today as an example of creating a sense of scale - and size - in a photograph. Without the photo of me below as a reference, these stone structures (the same in both photos) would look gigantic.

Keep in mind that the angle at which you shoot, and the lens you use, effects the scale and apparent size of a subject in a photograph.

Both shots were taken with my Canon 17-40mm lens on my Canon 5D Mark III. All my gear is listed on my gear page.

I hope to see you on one of my workshops. We talk about this kind of stuff.

Explore the light,


Ernie E said...

Wow, that's quite a demonstration on size and scale!

Ludo @ Digital Craft Factory said...

That's a great shot and example!

Danielle Lewis said...

Amazing, Rick! I was just sayin to myself tht I don't believe anyone has posted pictures of strange mushroom like mountainous peaks at Mono Lake.

I will certainly try to look at things differently now.