Vanishing point

Camera angle

We are regularly seeing people using various social media platforms and posting selfies taken from various camera angles, in the process admiring their own beauty!

“For a period of time, I carried cameras with me wherever I went, and then I realized that my interest in photography was turning toward the conceptual. So I wasn’t carrying around cameras shooting stuff, I was developing concepts about what I wanted to shoot. And then I’d get the camera angle and do the job” Leonard Nimoy

What is the vanishing point?

A vanishing point is an interesting aspect of perspective photography.

‘Vanishing point is a point at which receding parallel lines are seen to meet when represented in linear perspective (Merriam Webster)

As you can see in the below image, the steel lines which are actually parallel, appear to merge at the other end, though they never meet.

“Photography is basically an art of arranging the angles!” Mehmet Murat ildan

Why don’t you try this ‘Vanishing point’ next time when you are looking for a click?

Those of you, who have started photography recently can try vanishing point photography from one end of roads, steps, footpaths, rail tracks, bridges and buildings. You must stand in the centre and do proper angling of the camera such that the parallel lines meet at the other end.

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This post is part of Nancy Merrill’s A photo a week challenge-  VANISHING POINT


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