How do you make an image three-dimensional, like this?

Israel, August 2006

Israel, August 2006

This is very simple and needs only two things.

  1. 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)
  2. Get close
  3. 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.

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