Questions tagged [perspective]

The spacial relationship between the camera and various objects within the field of view of a scene.

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How can I create a distortion-free high-resolution panoramic image of a three dimensional forest from a short distance?

I am building a house at the moment. At the north side of the house there is a forest. I wanted to create a very-high res photo of the forest to create a photo wallpaper (rug? what is the correct ...
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Does shift based perspective correction have any effect on focus?

Consider a photographer with an SLR camera and a PC lens attached in its default, unshifted position, standing on the ground at the base of a columned building whose height is X times that of the ...
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How to take a picture of my painting and have it square, when picture is square, rectangle when picture is rectangle?

I have been trying to make pictures of my art for a year and a half. I have tried 3 different cameras{cheap ones under $200.} but everyone in camera is nor square or rectangle when I need them to be. ...
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How to get straight vertical lines when photographing from above?

How do one get straight, vertical lines when photographing furniture or objects on a table from an elevated viewpoint? I want to have the walls and the furniture in the background straight, but at the ...
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How do you make those tunnel view pictures [closed]

I've made the tiny planet altered perspective shots with Hugin on Linux. The reverse of that, may be the tunnel view perspective. Any guides/tips on howto create those? Probably have to start with a ...
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If X fills the frame more than Y, does that mean X is closer to me in real life?

I saw this flat earther guy using the optical zoom of his Nikon P900 to zoom into a stop sign 1000ft away, then zooming into the sun. The gentleman was able to get a greater portion of his frame ...
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How can I get the horizon and the lighthouse both level in my photo?

I took the following photo on on a recent holiday in southern Italy: I was pleased with the picture, but I could see that the horizon wasn't level, so I adjusted it (a simple rotation). The result ...
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Distance-creating “lens”?

On another recent question I noted that it's theoretically possible to take "short-range" pictures that have the perspective as if they were taken at a distance, by means of a system of mirrors: To ...
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How can I get headshot portraits with pleasing, natural perspective if I'm constrained to a short distance?

I know in a portrait photo we use distance between camera and the subject in such a way as to create a pleasing and hopefully natural-looking perspective. I think it's good on 1 ~ 1.5 meter to get a ...
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Photography advice for creating building wraps

I'm looking for some advice for a project that I'm planning... I'm going to be photographing the inside of a church for the purpose of creating a large banner to hide some restoration work taking ...
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Principles of correcting perspective in software

I am interested in photographing buildings such that the vertical lines are preserved. As shown in the image on the right. I understand that this can be achieved with a tilt-shift lens. However, my ...
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When do straight lines become curved when talking about projection?

This in not a question directly pertaining to photography, but the theory of projection in general. Imagine that I'm drawing my surroundings, say, in a city with straight lines everywhere. I start ...
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Is there a difference between increasing focal length vs. cropping? [duplicate]

Other than the difference in the quality of the image (increased focal length will produce more quality than the equivalent cropping of the image), is there a difference? For example, if I increase ...
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(theoretical) what is needed in determining focal lengths in pictures?

Base Case. Assume a well-lit plain white (no depth and like really white) background, and a magically levitating black micro ball (such that, it would yield a very small object -of a few pixels- in ...
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Why do mountains look so much smaller in a photograph?

I was recently at Yosemite National Park, and every time (been there many times) I am in awe of El Capitan's sheer size; however, when I take a picture of the mountain it always looks so unimpressive. ...
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How do i take a photo of an object perfectly vertical like a top view?

I'm creating a set up that allows me to take photos of any object to capture its outlines for computer controlled cutouts. I'm no photography expert :D. I use a 60 x 60cm LED Light panel to ...
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Why do I get converging vertical lines even when using a normal perspective lens?

was shot with a Mamiya 645E with a 80mm lens. I'm surprised at the lack of parallelism of vertical elements. I was pointing up at a diagonal to avoid a fence; is that all there is to it?
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Can lens correction help distortion caused by getting too close for headshots?

I am using a Nikon 50mm 1.8D, but with an APS-C on a D7200, it gives me 75mm focal length. It's as sharp as a $700 85mm lens, and I paid $135 brand new for it. I am currently using this setup for ...
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Focal length on Full frames and cropped sensors

Yes, this subject again. But I have a slightly different question and I was unable to find an answer here or anywhere else. I understand a 50mm lens is a 50mm lens ALWAYS. I understand that "...
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Is there a camera device out there that can make a semi- orthographic scan of a large room?

How can I capture a photo similar to the example in a tight space? I've research lightly for a solution to make a picture/scan of an entire wall of a room in a semi- orthographic fashion. I imagine ...
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Why is the background bigger and blurrier in one of these images?

On my EM-10 Mk2, I'm testing a Panasonic 25mm f1.8 (top image) against the 20mm f1.7 (bottom image). I tried to make the lamp take up the same space in the frame before focusing, yet the background ...
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Why does the same product look different in my shot than it does in an example from a different studio?

I am taking photos of two products which have same shape and size - only their design is different: The picture on left was taken using a different camera/lens in a studio, however the one on right ...
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Why do you need to change your position rather than just focal length to affect perspective?

Why must you change your distance from an object to change your perspective of it? Why is it not sufficient to change the focal length of your lens (the zoom level) to change your perspective?
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Software to re-center a fisheye image

I am looking for easy to use software that works on OS X and can "re-center" an equal-area projection fisheye image. What do I mean by "re-center"? The perspective correction tools built into many ...
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Why doesn't my Gimp perspective transform apply to the entire image?

I'm trying to correct the perspective of a photo in GIMP, but I can't seem to get it to apply to the entire image. The transformation applies to a small area and leaves empty white space around it. I ...
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Is there a difference between taking a far shot on a 50mm lens and a close shot on a 35mm lens?

I am looking for a prime lens to pick up, and I'm wondering if there is any difference between 35mm and 50mm in terms of the end product if I just stand back more with the 50mm. I use the Sony a6000 ...
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How can I remove the grid lines during transformation in GIMP?

I'm trying to change the perspective of a layer in GIMP, but it's very difficult to see what I'm doing while there's this enormous grid over the selection. Is there any way I can disable this? Here's ...
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Does aperture effect the “depth” of faces in a portrait? Wide aperture make noses look shorter, wrinkles less pronounced?

Having a debate with myself that F/10 makes my portraits look better by making faces have less "depth." What I mean is I feel like wider apertures such as f/4 make my nose look longer and wrinkles ...
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Is it possible to calculate the distance to an object using two pictures taken a few cm apart?

Is it possible to calculate the distance of an object to the camera with two pictures which are taken a few cm apart? We are able to estimate the distance with our eyes. But is it possible to do it ...
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How was the very two-dimensional perspective effect done in this National Geographic lake photo?

I saw this photograph by Ben Leshchinsky: Source I understand that the photograph was taken from a high vantage point, but the rock face seems to be like a wall. What is disorienting is that it ...
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General rules when compression in the background looks good (like with longer focal lengths)?

Is there any general set of rules or guidelines on when would the background compression generated by a long focal length look good in a picture? Example : in a headshot, I really like the background ...
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Is distortion on an iPhone primarily due to perspective or does lens distortion play a part, and what can be done about it?

I am researching how to correct any facial distortions seen on an iPhone's front camera. Here is my current understanding of the issue: close-up photos will enlarge nearer facial features such as ...
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What lens is best for 'the hobbit' forced perspective look?

In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, all the basic simple shots of hobbits were taken with them in the background, so they would look smaller than real people. I want to do this in reverse. I have a ...
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Software to change perspective of image of a whiteboard (or some other plane) to look 2D

Let's say I have a whiteboard in a room full of people. I want to take a picture of the whiteboard but there are people in the way so I can't take a picture of the board straight on. I'll have to ...
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How to photograph a tire tread without getting a bulge effect?

I'm a beginner in photography and have been assigned to photograph a series of tire styles. I have all the equipment needed, am just looking for advise on how to photograph a tire straight on without ...
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How to take upright grave stones without squatting down?

My hobby is photo logging old cemeteries, but I am no longer able to squat down to align directly with the upright stones. How can this be done? I see "selfie sticks," but I wonder if such an ...
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How can I accurately photograph an empty picture frame?

I'm doing an art project that requires me to shoot an object behind an empty wooden frame suspended from the ceiling. I wear glasses and when I look through the viewer it looks straight however in my ...
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What is the most compact camera/lens setup with movements?

I want to try perspective control and I'm good with using film (large format too) or digital camera (full-frame) to do that. What is the most compact option, which can be used while traveling?
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Is it fundamentally possible to capture an orthographic image of the real world? [closed]

I decided that this is sort of a fundamental physics question regarding light and dimensional observation, so I decided to cross-post it in both this site and Physics SE (which is acceptable in stack ...
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What's the difference between zooming in on a subject vs moving closer? [duplicate]

If I stand 10 feet away from a subject and I want a close up shot, I can either zoom in or I can physically move the camera as close as possible to the subject. Which one is a better practice, or is ...
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Why do large format cameras seem to keep vertical lines vertical rather than converging?

I've noticed that large format cameras seem to keep verticals vertical whereas me shooting with 35mm lenses I get much more convergence. Is this just because the photographers are using architectural ...
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What techniques were used to make the model's legs so skinny in this photograph?

I'm just now learning about photography so I still know very little. I came across this photograph, which looks very abnormal to me, and would appreciate it if someone could tell me about the ...
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How much of a difference is there between photos where perspective is fixed in post as opposed to being shot with a tilt lens?

I've been doing some architectural photography and indoors with the Nikon 14-24 f2.8 lens. Most of the time I can get my camera high enough to frame my shot and keep vertical lines vertical. But ...
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Is 85-135mm really the best for every single kind of face?

They say that focal length around 85-135mm is the best for the head and shoulder kind portraits. I've done some tests myself, I can definitely see the differences. The face is more natural looking ...
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How to recreate the perspective and field of view of an existing photo? [duplicate]

Some days ago, I found myself in the middle of a much-used road to recreate a photo of the same scene from over a hundred years ago. The result is quite alright, but far from perfect. What techniques,...
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How to determine camera location from an existing photograph?

I have old photos of a town and landscape around it. I'd like to take these photos again, from the same locations. In some cases I am struggling with finding the original location of the camera. I ...
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Photo : inverse of miniature effect

I am very interested in the miniature effect widely used in photography. Which is to make large scenes such as if they were toys. I wonder if the opposite effect was, of giving a tiny object the ...
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How to accurately calculate size in image using relations and a reference

OK so the relation math is easy enough. If you know the size of an object, say a 12" ruler in the image, and you put the ruler flat against another object like a door. You take a picture of the door ...
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Does wide angle equivalent in crop sensor skew image?

I see many posts on both this forum and elsewhere the discuss the use of a wide angle on a crop sensor. For example, they discuss how at 14mm lens is 14mm on a 35mm film or full frame, but with a 1....
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How to correct perspective and geometric distortion?

This is the original photograph I took with a Canon 6D and focal length 80mm (desaturated): I wanted the building to use up more space, so I cropped it: Because of the tilt of the off-center crop, ...