Interesting Photo of the Day: The Power of Point of View in Photography

In photography, we often try to capture a scene with a unique perspective to either show the world how we see it or just to show them a perspective that they’ve never considered before. This difference in point of view can make a huge impact on an image. Take, for example, the image below. The building looks like it was built at an angle, but after a moment of contemplation, it’s obvious that the photo is simply taken parallel with the slanted street:

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The power of point-of-view in photography (imgur)

The camera, in fact, has only been rotated 16 degrees to line up with the road. But this 16 degrees makes a huge difference. This goes to show the power of perspective and how such a slight change in point of view can dramatically change the viewer’s perception of the image.

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7 responses to “Interesting Photo of the Day: The Power of Point of View in Photography”

  1. Soul Sanctuary says:

    Wow that’s really trippy. I love it.

  2. TimR says:

    can you guys send instructions how to make photo like this would like to try this on my camera :)

  3. asim khan says:

    Can you pls explain in detail how this image was made. I tried it,but it didnt seem to come out.

  4. Mike says:

    You need to find a house on a hill with a good slope. Instead of using the verticals of the house or the horizontals of the horizon to align the camera use the road. If it’s not exact then some rotation in post production will help. Try to avoid natural objects such as trees which will give the game away sooner.

  5. Kamal Kishore Verma says:

    In first sight it was amazing and of course it is amazing. Photoshop has been used so far I guess.

  6. Rick says:

    Guys… photographers have been tricking the eye for over a hundred years already. Photoshop has been around for a fraction of that time. Not every trick is done there. Surely, you don’t need it to tilt your camera a bit to take a picture.

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