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- •••••••• Depth •••••••• Images that you feel you could step into are compelling. I'm always looking for ways to convey depth in my shots. Here are a few tricks you might try the next time you are out shooting. -Include forground elements. I often shoot through grass or leaves, for example. People will wonder why you're standing in the middle of the bush but it's worth it. -Layer your lighting. Look for scenes that sandwich your subject in shade. I get excited when I see a pic that has a darker forground, a subject bathed in light and a darker background. -Perspective lines. The classic example is a low angle on train tracks that seem to converge in the distance. A great trick for conveying depth when you find it.
Anything I left out? What gives a shot depth in your opinion?
If you've got a picture that illustrates one of the principles I mentioned above tag it #jj_layered.
Bonus Tip: Lay your phone flat against a window to reduce glare and conceal dirt. This was shot with my phone pressed flat out the filthy back window of an Amtrak train from the @BunchofSquares photo walk trip.
Thanks for joining in guys. :). Hope the tips are helpful. .
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