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.

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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:

  1. Vary the camera angle in each shot. Shoot up, down, out, across, or through a subject.
  2. Frame your subject tightly to omit clutter. Reveal part of the subject.

 

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