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Illuminated Pixels by Virginia Wisslar

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Chapter 6Goals 4–6: Creating the Illusion of Dimension

Figure 6.1 The creation of deep space in Blade Runner.

Image(©1982 Warner Brothers. Courtesy of Everett Collection)

“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.”

—Duane Michals, 20th-Century Photographer

IN THIS CHAPTER:

6.1 Creating DepthWays to manipulate the impression of depth (Goal 4).

6.2 Sculpting VolumeHow to give your subjects a sense of physical form and presence (Goal 5).

6.3 Revealing SubstanceExamples of using light to reveal material properties (Goal 6).

We tend to think of photographs as being accurate representations of the world, and likewise, ...

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