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Avoiding Unintentional Distortion

Maintaining visual fidelity between what you see and what your camera captures can be tricky. As Andy Brown explains, our eye is capable of realising and to all intents and purposes negating oddities caused by perspective

The eye understands and translates optical illusions, such as the
converging verticals formed while looking up at a copse of trees, or the vanishing point created by a road meandering into the distance.

The eye is also remarkably adept at recognising and compensating for the effects captured by a camera and represented in a two-dimensional photograph. However, the camera introduces certain examples that are completely unnatural to the eye – and while sometimes these can be…

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 48 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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