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The Art of Black and White Photography, 2nd Edition by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann

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23 Unusual Perspectives

Good photography is the result of the photographer developing an individual style and using it to express what he/she really cares about. Perspective, used to photograph the subject within its surroundings, plays an important role in this expression. To best use perspective, it is essential for you to know the principles of the various focal distances. Please allow me to repeat this once again as it cannot be stressed often enough: Reality is three-dimensional, but photography forces this three-dimensional reality onto a two-dimensional surface. And on this surface, different spaces are placed in certain relationships to one another even though they often have no connection to each other in real life. The wide-angle lens ...

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