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Unformatted text preview: the z-axis is reffered to as linear perspective. Linear perspective makes the viewer perceive objects to be smaller the further away they are from the camera. In this image I found http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-Oe8jP85l3E/SsRYl_gfAGI/AAAAAAAAADM/0i1K_GXZlIk/s400/street_art.jpg The impression of distance is forced here. The horizon converging in the background gives the viewer a sense of depth, but the real magic here is what is going on in the foreground. The artist is standing away from the camera causing him to appear smaller, while the hand-drawn chalk/painting on the concrete converges as artist and art meet. His positioning on the end of his art makes it seem as though he could fall right in. This depth is created through the camera as well, because in depth it depends on what the camera sees, not what “you” see. 15:17...
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- Spring '12
- Photographic lens, Book of Optics, graphic depth vectors