Monday, May 12, 2014

Vintage Monday: Gentleman

Recently as I was pontificating about the use of depth of field and aerial perspective in cover design, I came to the realization that the concept of depth of field didn't exist before photography. If you look at paintings of fine renaissance artists you'll see how far off landscape has the same detail as figures in the foreground—because that's how our brains translates the world to us.

The photo of this dapper gentleman also illustrates another photographic concept: motion blur, as illustrated by the horse-drawn carriage in the middle ground.

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