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23 September 2014
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How To Take Good Photos

People: Scale

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  • Placing people into a location enables the viewer to gain a sense of scale of the buildings and surroundings.
  • People further away from the camera appear smaller, so their presence gives a sense of depth in the picture.
  • In this picture from Bukhara, Uzbekistan, late-afternoon shadows cast by people in the scene help establish size and scale by changing the camera position.

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