This post is one in a series on how to create a sense of place.
CASE STUDY: VIEWS INSIDE A NATURE RESERVE
Next time you’re taking photos on holiday or during a celebration, include detail shots to flesh out your story. Details shots, when added together with photos of people, help show the mood of your scene.
Have a look at the images in these two case studies. They are variations on the same theme, taken in the same location.
Do you see how each image is different from the rest yet is obviously part of a series? The secret is variation. Now imagine these images as part of a larger series that includes people. Can you see how having a variety of images of the surroundings helps create a sense of place?
Each images is a single idea. By combining several, a story is created.
TIPS TO GREAT DETAIL SHOTS:
- Vary the camera angle in each shot. Shoot up, down, out, across, or through a subject.
- Frame your subject tightly to omit clutter. Reveal part of the subject.
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