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Depth in composition (2 replies and 6 comments)

nico
2 months ago
nico 2 months ago

Hello James, Roger and forum.

How would one find/induce depth and perspective notably in exterior and landscape ?

I am an illustrator and i have troubles with this, i generally end up having to resort to the atmospheric perspective (cheap) trick to separate different plans.

 

Cheers

dmullenasc
2 months ago
dmullenasc 2 months ago

Besides atmospheric depth, you can introduce depth with visual cues like foreground objects, or by variations in shadow and light (foreground area in darkness, midground in light, etc.). And of course, in moving images, you can introduce depth and perspective shifts with camera movement.

Keep in mind that sometimes flatness is a valid graphic approach to an image rather than depth. I shot this image the other day because I liked the flat planes of shapes:

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/comet5.jpg
Mike
2 months ago

This is really lovely. Stunning shot imo.

nico
2 months ago

Value grouping per depth is pretty interesting, I remember that some of my favorite painters value-group, but i never thought of it as a perspective tool, it makes sense now looking back at these works
Thank you for the advice

Innokenty Vetkin
2 months ago
Innokenty Vetkin 2 months ago

There is an old basic tutorial that has a nice part specifically on composition depth (foreground and diagonals) (21:27) https://youtu.be/73RlK81Epqo».

The Byre
2 months ago

Wow! Despite the goofy VO, that's actually a great tutorial - short, sharp and to the point!

Innokenty Vetkin
2 months ago

That's what I like about these old tutorials - they are fast-paced and straightforward.

Mike
2 months ago

I used to be part of a team that made films like this. Except we made training films for Pilots and aircraft engineers. I excelled at animation and made engine components come ‘alive’ as complete and working. Fun to do but very hard work. VO’s were done by senior staff but eventually done by actors using channel 9 TV facilities Melbourne.
Boeing /Lockheed and Vickers also sent unfinished films over and we inserted segments to complete. It was an industry in itself. We also made Air hostess training films, now that was fun! 

nico
2 months ago

Thanks for the link, great stuff ! Ended up watching all of it

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