Using a Different Point of View


Using a different point of view can help you to take different photos from one subject or scene. It can make your images unique and show your creativity in photography.

Image of flowers from top view (Botanic Garden, Auckland, New Zealand @2014).

– Roohollah

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New Year Eve Rush

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It seems they are breaking the law by crossing over red light, but the street was closed to cars just a few minutes before midnight. (Near Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand @2014-2015)

– Roohollah

Perspective Illusion

– What is perspective?

– Perspective is an illusion to present 3D space on 2D surface!

Although photograph is a 2D surface, it is capable of showing 3D space by applying perspective (Read more on Wikipedia). Point of view is very important to apply perspective in photography. Look into camera view finder and move from side to side of objects, buildings, and spaces to see the effect of point of view on perspective.

Perspective illusion (Sony DSLR-A350, f/5, 1/500 sec, ISO200, Sony AF DT 18-250 @ 18mm)

Image story: Damghan is an old city in Semnan province, Iran. It was an important city in the Middle Ages, and was the capital of the province of Qumis (Qoomes), but was destroyed by the Afghans in 1723. Few remnants of that time remain; one is the ruined Tari-khaneh mosque with a number of massive columns and wood carvings and two minarets of the 11th century (Read more on Wikipedia). I took this photo of inner courtyard of Tari-khaneh mosque when I visited Damghan in 2014. This specific point of view adds perspective to the shot and shows greatness of the structure. Some post-processing has been done to better show the age of the mosque.

– Roohollah