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Chapter 4. COMPOSING YOUR PICTURE > SHIFT YOUR POINT OF VIEW

4.3. SHIFT YOUR POINT OF VIEW

Are most of your images taken from the same distance and same angle? If so, this may explain why some people are falling asleep during your slide shows. While lenses create different perspectives, for example, a wide-angle perspective or a telephoto perspective, photographers need to understand the importance of their own points of view. Shifting your point of view includes moving closer or farther away and changing your angle in relation to your subject. The human eye needs variety to maintain an interest in an image or collection of images.

Think about how movies and television shows are edited together to tell a story and create visual interest. There is a full shot of an area, then a mid-range shot of the scene, and then a detailed close-up, all taken from different angles and varying distances. This dynamic creates visual interest and sends the message, "This is a story, pay attention."


  

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