Sometimes we can create depth in our photos and not even know it. Other times we look through our view finder and wonder why we can't figure it out and why our photos look so flat. Creating depth in our photography can add dimension and create amazing appeal. It can enhance the story we're telling and draw the eye in.
A few months ago Tyler and I were out on a style shoot. We were trying a new location and snapped a few photos. After looking at the photos I noticed they had no depth. They felt lifeless and for me, a little visually uncomfortable
INCLUDE FOREGROUND : Adding foreground to your photos is a great place to get started when trying to create more depth in your images. Foreground is the view that is nearest to you. When taking photos think about where your subject is located. Can you move your subject or can you reposition yourself to add an object to the foreground? This added foreground will help create interest inyour photos.
SHOOT IN PORTRAIT : Whenyou shoot in portrait your able to create more depth simply because you are able to get more in frame, especially when shooting outdoors. If I were to have shot this landscape I may have cut out those mountains in the background, losing depth in my photo. When your out, practice taking a photo of each. Take a photo in landscape and take a photo in portrait. Look at the difference in the two and see the differences in depth.
USE LEADING LINES : Leading lines are a form of composition but they can also had depth to your photos. Leading lines give you a sense of space, of how far an item might be from you. Leading lines allow you to feel the different spacial dimension in your photo and draws your eye in.
LOOK FOR OVERLAPPING : Or layering. There is overlapping and layered objects in our view all the time. When composing your photos look around you. Look for things that are overlapping or have multiple layers. Overlapping creates a sense of distance.
Creating depth in your photos will create interests, add dimension and draw the eye. And it can also be so fun!
Have any photography questions? Send them my way. xo. Samantha