Dragon Hare Studios – Perspective! It’s a pretty fun thing in the world of photography! I bet you have heard that a camera can add ten pounds? Well it isn’t the camera that adds ten pounds, it’s the person operating the camera that can add ten pounds!
How is that possible?
Take a look at this image. I’ve shared it on our facebook page recently. I asked the question how are the two images different. The answer might be surprising because they do look different! In actuality, it is the same little marigold, the photo was taken at the same time under the same lighting. I didn’t do anything to change the image at all except in how I used my cell phone to take the photo!
Perspective! That is all that changed in this image! In one image, the roots of the plant look much bigger. In the other image, the actual plant looks much bigger than in the roots. I used my camera to create this illusion in both images. As the photographer, I control every aspect of the photograph I am creating.
Now how does this apply to adding ten pounds? Well, imagine those roots were your bottom and legs! I can, if I wasn’t paying attention, make your bottom look much heavier than it does in real life. Or I can make you look much taller! I can make you look like a fierce warrior or a soft and romantic princess simply by changing my perspective!
No, my camera doesn’t have magical powers. It’s physics and it’s pretty cool!
Check this out, a really tiny miss who doesn’t reach her Daddy’s waist or a little miss who surpasses it! Same girl, same session, I just used perspective to make her look huge in the photograph!
Here’s another example. The grad on the left is maybe a bit shorter than me, she’s very petite but I made her look rather fierce! The young man on the right, well let’s just say I had to look way up to say hi to him! Perspective! It’s really fun!
You don’t need a fancy camera to accomplish this either! I had my kids make our dog look like a little puppy and the giant dog that she is with my cell phone!
So what does this mean to you as a client looking for a photographer? Well, look at the photographer’s portfolio you are considering hiring! Does their work show different use of perspective? Does the work emphasize areas of the body you’d rather not? There’s a trick to using perspective to minimize or maximize size!
Want your bottom to look bigger or smaller? I haven’t met a woman yet who doesn’t want a smaller bottom! I haven’t met a client who does not want to look 10lbs lighter in their photographs than in real life!
Perspective! This photographer knows how a camera changes perspective, is aware of it and uses it to her creative ability! Welcome to Dragon Hare, where we can make bottoms smaller!