User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  9
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Stanley Kubrick : One Point Perspective

  1. #1
    Administrator ricktas's Avatar
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    15,645
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Stanley Kubrick : One Point Perspective

    Though this is done with video, it certainly makes you consider composition and especially how what you have just looked at can influence the way you look at the next image. The images used in the video work amazing well to force us, the viewer, look at the images in the way that Kubrick wanted us to. Something we should all consider as photographers... what do I want the viewer to look at?

    Last edited by ricktas; 30-12-2014 at 5:58pm.
    "It is one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it is another thing to make a portrait of who they are" - Paul Caponigro

    Constructive Critique of my photographs is always appreciated
    Nikon, etc!

    RICK
    My Photography

  2. #2
    Arch-Σigmoid Ausphotography Regular ameerat42's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 Sep 2009
    Location
    Nthn Sydney
    Posts
    16,827
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very interesting. It seems to be waist level perspective.
    CC, Image editing OK.

  3. #3
    Member Jakbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 Aug 2012
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    25
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Interesting. And very effective.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    06 Jul 2009
    Location
    Bathurst
    Posts
    116
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Continuous use of the one technique produces a "style" for the photographer. Mastering a techniques and understanding its "rules" also allows one to break the rules in effective ways.
    cheers

    Steve


    Don't take life too seriously - its only temporary

  5. #5
    Member Nick Cliff's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 Sep 2013
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    340
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Interesting, my immediate reaction was to think of Michelangelo's The Last Supper painting.

  6. #6
    Ausphotography Regular bcys1961's Avatar
    Join Date
    31 Dec 2013
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,050
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's true that since I have taken up photography , I notice much more good composition and use of colour , framing , depth , leading lines , visual balance etc.etc. in film as well . You can watch excellent shows like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones as much for the visual elements as for the storyline.
    The name is Brad ......

    OMD EM-1, OMD EM-5MkII, m.Zuiko 12-40mm Pro f2.8, m.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro , m.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 Macro, m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 , Lee Filters




  7. #7
    Ausphotography irregular Mark L's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Nov 2010
    Location
    magical Mudgee
    Posts
    18,836
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Something we should all consider as photographers... what do I want the viewer to look at?
    To a degree, that's dependent on the viewer you're taking photographs for.
    Almost all the scenes in the video made me look at the center of screen. Does cinematography rules translate to the still photography?
    "Enjoy what you can do rather than being frustrated at what you can't." bobt
    Canon 80D, 60D, Canon 28-105, Sigma 150-600S.

  8. #8
    Ausphotography Veteran MattNQ's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Dec 2010
    Location
    Townsville
    Posts
    2,370
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    To a degree, that's dependent on the viewer you're taking photographs for.
    Almost all the scenes in the video made me look at the center of screen. Does cinematography rules translate to the still photography?
    Yes, definitely....But still photography is perhaps more challenging as we are telling the story in just one frame, not thousands of frames ....
    But of course, over-use will take away the impact. A whole portfolio of still images composed like these would perhaps become a little much?
    In the movies it is less obvious - I didn't realize Kubrick used it so much until it is all strung together like that.

    A central single point perspective works well in stills - I've used it a fair bit in 2014 - some samples below



    Last edited by MattNQ; 02-01-2015 at 12:49am.
    Matt
    CC always appreciated

    My Main Gallery and Even More Pics
    A Blog of sorts


  9. #9
    Ausphotography Regular Dug's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Jul 2012
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In the same theme he is a video showing the style of another favorite of mine, Wes Anderson.
    This time the approach is symmetry.
    The result looks contrived, but adds a wonderful whimsy to his films.

    http://digg.com/video/wes-anderson-i...-with-symmetry
    Last edited by Dug; 02-01-2015 at 1:44am.

  10. #10
    Administrator
    Threadstarter
    ricktas's Avatar
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    15,645
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    To a degree, that's dependent on the viewer you're taking photographs for.
    Almost all the scenes in the video made me look at the center of screen. Does cinematography rules translate to the still photography?
    Remember that you the photographer are one of those viewers. So it could be just for you. The whole idea of the video is to make people think about how composition can pay a huge part in your photos, and how a photo could look out of place, if you had 10 photos all with the same composition rules and just one of those had entirely differing composition rules. Whilst that one may well be a great photo, but as part of a set/series, it may seem out of balance.

  11. #11
    Ausphotography Regular Dug's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Jul 2012
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Centre point has been around in photography for yonks, and often very commercially successful for its striking look.

    Don't know how many of these are originals or some of the many imitations.
    http://www.snoron.com/view-house_on_water-wide.html

    http://vi.sualize.us/weekend_inspira...ture_94RU.html

    Not to diminish its effectiveness but Peter Lik has made a few bob from it http://www.lik.com/thework/oceans-be...rs/solace.html

    The classic doing this one http://ih3.redbubble.net/image.89373...x550,075,f.jpg

    You can probably think of others.
    Last edited by Dug; 02-01-2015 at 10:52am.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •