Use Your Legs

Before we start composing a photograph, we need to decide where we are going to stand. Camera position is of paramount importance since it defines the perspective. The best tool for a landscape photographer, says Rafael Rojas, is a pair of legs

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, one of the definitions of perspective is “the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed”. We photographers could modify that definition into “the interrelation in which the different elements we see in the frame appear in the final photograph”. Once the camera position is chosen, perspective is univocally defined and there is no way back, no matter how much we...

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Rafael Rojas

Rafael Rojas is a fine art photographer, author and lecturer, whose work has been awarded in the most prestigious international photography competitions. His Fine Art prints, sold internationally, form part of numerous private and public collections.

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