OnSet with Daniel Norton: Two simple ways to add dimension to your portraits


posted Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 3:30 PM EST


One of the most challenging aspects of photography, or any two-dimensional art medium, for that matter, is creating dimension and visual depth. In the latest episode of OnSet with photographer Daniel Norton concentrates on two methods you can use to create more depth in your portrait photographs.

The first simple way to add dimension to your portraits involves using depth of field. It may seem obvious, but it can be easy to forget how much moving yourself and/or your subject can affect the overall look of your shot. Shooting with a wide open aperture is one way to add dimension to your shot, but you can also get closer to your subject or move your subject further away from the background to create a better sense of depth in your shots. To see the other way to add dimension, watch Norton’s video below. To see more videos featuring Norton, you can view them all in the OnSet YouTube playlist.

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