How do you make an image three-dimensional, like this?
This is very simple and needs only two things.
- Use the widest lens angle (in my case here, 16mm on a full frame camera, so that means 10mm on a crop camera like a D90 or 50D)
- Get close
- If you want the blurry background, use a wide aperture (small “F-number”, like f/4). Else use a small aperture (large F-number, like f/16).
That’s all. Every time an object “jumps out of the page”, it’s wide angle.