Last week I read David duChemin’s ebook, A Deeper Frame, from Craft & Vision. Normally a book by David is very..well, deep. In this 22-page ebook, he talks about how to create photos with spacial depth in the flat medium of photography. This was the jest of the second assignment we did on Storytelling three years ago.
In A Deeper Frame, David explains how to use perspective, seeing in three dimensions before clicking the shutter, using optics, focus, color and light to create depth in photography. The narrative is further enhanced with photographs and graphics which bring his points clearer.
This ebook was fresh in my mind as I photographed at Taughannock Falls State Park last weekend. In this first photo, I looked deeper into the scene to find subjects in the foreground, midrange and background. Can you identify them?
Rock stacking around waterfalls has always intrigued me. I wonder when Carl Sagan was at Cornell if he thought such art was really the work of an alien race. 🙂
In this next one, I used a combination of optics and leading lines. The focal length of 45mm cut down the angle enough to lead your eyes from the sign down the path to the waterfalls in the background.
I hope New York state covered all their liabilities on the sign.
In this photo, I tried to use the tree and the rocks on the talus hill to show distance up to the stone wall of the gorge and the ice formation hanging on the unseasonably warm day.
This is close to the place I photographed ice boulders a little over a year ago.
eBooks from Craft & Vision are only $5 and come in PDF and iPad formats.