The Importance of Perspective

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How large do you suppose these rocks are? Could you pick them up in your hand? Step over them? Are they the size of your bed? Your car? Your house?

Well, now take a look at this photo:

That’s me up there!

Here’s another angle.

Here’s another one. Pretty mountain stream?

Or enormous Upper Falls in Yellowstone National Park? Look at how small those people are off to the right!

If you want to demonstrate how big (or how small) the subject of your photograph is, it’s very helpful to throw in an object (or person) to give a sense of perspective. Just a handy composition tip for you on this fine Monday morning!

Photo credits (all): Tiffany Joyce

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