Photo Tip: Putting Subjects in Perspective
When taking a photograph of people, you want to keep perspectives in mind. Many times, John and I see people photographing others with a famous background, however you are not able to tell what the focus is of that photograph, which can confuse the viewer.
Check out John and Graceland, Memphis, TN. I watched others photograph their friends and family at the mansion. You could tell they wanted to show off the Mansion though they also wanted to put their friends or family in the photograph. [Photo 1 – far left]
You can see I emulated the same scene with John [photo 1 & 2]. Then made a simple change to show off the Mansion and John at the same time.
The important aspect to remember here is that I did not move nor did I change the focal length of the camera lens (except a little for the first one). John moved to me for the desired perspective yet still showing Graceland in the background. ISO: 320 1/160 @ F7.1 focal length was a constant 18mm for each photograph. Keep this in mind when you photograph a landmark and a person and should see excellent results. We’d love to see your best shots – feel free to send us what you’ve photographed. We often hold photo workshops so let us know if you’re interested. You can contact me or email at Kevin @ KRRPhotography.com (link broken to prevent spam)