Yes, you have read correctly, the vanishing point in photography, many differ from using painting techniques in photography since they are different styles of art, however, to ignore painting as a precursor art of graphic arts is to ignore the rules of composition that are still used in photography only with other names.
Photography like painting is two-dimensional which indicates that it is required to trick the composition to give the sensation of depth, this is where the vanishing point plays a fundamental role to give unique perspectives to our photographs.
That is why I show in the images of this publication some examples of how we can use the vanishing point painting technique to give a greater sense of space in a simple two-dimensional image.
The trick is the depth of field, the classic technique in photography says that the greater depth of field the lesser the visibility of the objects in the infinite, while less depth of field the objects will be clear from the beginning to the end, so we have to use greater aperture to have less depth of field for example an image taken at f16 will have a greater depth of field than one taken at f1.2 and this number will indicate that there is little depth of field.
With this part dominated now we are going to focus on how to dimension and give the sensation of distance, space and perspective. Here we have to take into account the place from where we will take the picture, the next thing to take into account is the distance from where we are standing to infinity, for example if we stand in front of a power line pole we will see how the pole closest to us looks giant and as our eyes go from pole to pole to the end of a street we will see how the last poles look smaller than the first ones, This visual phenomenon is called perspective and was invented at least 2500 years ago by Arab architects. During the Renaissance, architects were able to make plans of different buildings showing a 3-dimensional trick in a two-dimensional plane. Then in the painting they were able to establish the name of point escapes to be able to determine from the point where they would leave the lines that would give the sensation of three-dimensionality.
In photography this is easier than it seems, before taking any photograph we must stop in different places to coincide in an imaginary way the vanishing point and at that moment determine which is the best angle to take a photograph.
This is very good with architectural photography as we can get excellent results that we can transmit in the photograph, take into account elements such as columns, cylindrical cubic structures, lighting poles, are special for this type of work, under no circumstances recommend this type of photography for people or animals as any attempt to make a vanishing point will distort the person by increasing the size of their limbs.
Feel free to practice in this digital era, sure in a short time you will be able to master the technique.
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