SeaWorld Orlando's very own marketing photographer shares some tips on how to maximize the photos you can take with your family while at SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular. Here you have it...
I was walking around SeaWorld Orlando looking at all of the really cool Halloween Spooktacular decorations when I thought of a great new post about lens compression.
Take a look at the two Spooktacular flag images below. Do you see how the lighthouse mystically grows larger in the second image? These images are straight out of the camera, not a single bit of photoshopping has been done. What you're seeing is what is called lens compression; I'm compressing the foreground and background so they seem much closer to each other.
This works really well if your subject and background are really far apart, or if you want to narrow your field of view to hide something distracting. For instance, in the image below a wide angle photo will show absolutely everything around you -- your kids and everyone one else's who happen to be running around the pumpkins.
If you have the option to take a step back and zoom in, you'll compress the foreground and background, bringing the pumpkins closer together while at the same time narrowing your field of view so only your children are in the image.
So bring your family out to Halloween Spooktacular (weekends throughout October, including today and next Friday!) and try this new technique. Remember to upload your pics on our Facebook wall so we can all see your great photos!