Tip of the Week: Create Depth
There are certain elements that bring about a sense of depth in two-dimensional images. Weather phenomena, for instance, add a sense of atmosphere. Mist, rain, fog, haze and snowstorms gradually obscure the background. Rain can paint streaks down a landscape when shot using a slow shutterspeed of 1/30sec or slower. This makes the rain form a film or a sheet of water between the viewer and the main subject. A few cliffs rising up from the milky white mist that surrounds them, can make it seem as if they are airborne. Mountains turn lighter shades of blue when they are surrounded by mist. Tips of rocks visible from the calm surface of a pond make the rocks seem like they are floating in the water.