A snap of my office I just took:
Like that? It’s a snap, but it looks… well, three-dimensional. Doesn’t it?
Do you know why? Those who have been in my classes do. It is because I am using the “close-far” technique. I zoom all the way out to the widest angle I can (which was 16mm on the 7D, meaning about 25mm), and then I get close to something. Very close. As close as I can.That makes the close object look extra big – hence extra close, while the background looks small – hence, far away.