24 Outstanding Photos with Vanishing Points :: Digital Photo Secrets

24 Outstanding Photos with Vanishing Points

by David Peterson 5 comments

You are already well aware that one of a photographer's biggest challenges is recreating three dimensions on a two-dimensional medium. In order to do this effectively, we have to take advantage of those elements in an environment that add perspective to a scene. One way to do this is to include converging sets of parallel lines, otherwise known as a vanishing point. This not only makes an image appear to have depth, it also draws the viewer's eye into the image. Need some examples? Here's a handful of outstanding images that make good use of vanishing points.


[ Top image Color Flash by Flickr user Philipp Klinger Photography]

  • DSLR-A700
  • 100
  • f/5.6
  • 2.5
  • 17 mm

Hidden London [EXPLORED] by Flickr user Aaron Yeoman

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 100
  • f/8.0
  • 0.017 sec (1/60)
  • 32 mm

Breathe Me by Flickr user William Bullimore


P.E. by Flickr user taylorkoa22



14/52 - When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” ~ Author Unknown by Flickr user photos=happiness - busy!


  • Nikon D200
  • 400
  • f/6.3
  • 0.006 sec (1/160)
  • 18 mm

What will there be at the end? by Flickr user manganite

  • Sony DSLR-A700
  • 200
  • f/9.0
  • 0.005 sec (1/200)
  • 10 mm

twin cities cedar avenue bridge by Flickr user Dan Anderson.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 500
  • f/1.8
  • 0.013 sec (1/80)
  • 85 mm

Weaving into bokeh by Flickr user ... Arjun

  • Nikon D300
  • 200
  • f/8.0
  • 0.004 sec (1/250)
  • 70 mm

Tulip Test Pattern by Flickr user JLMphoto


    Main Mast by Flickr user Voetmann

    • DSLR-A700
    • 200
    • f/1.0
    • 0.2 sec (1/5)

    The Connection [EXPLORED] by Flickr user Aaron Yeoman

    • DSLR-A700
    • 100
    • f/6.3
    • 5
    • 17 mm

    Don't Go Alone by Flickr user Aaron Yeoman

    • Nikon D300S
    • 560
    • f/5.3
    • 0.05 sec (1/20)
    • 70 mm

    Arch by Flickr user C.J. Newberry

    • Nikon D300
    • 3200
    • f/5.6
    • 0.008 sec (1/125)
    • 16 mm

    Cloister St. Marien Havelberg Germany by Flickr user Habub3

    • Canon PowerShot G12
    • 160
    • f/4.0
    • 0.013 sec (1/80)
    • 6.1 mm

    Cobbled Road by Flickr user Habub3

    • Nikon D90
    • 200
    • f/9.0
    • 0.003 sec (1/320)
    • 56 mm

    Sunbeams by Flickr user pixelmama

    • Nikon D700
    • 200
    • f/8.0
    • 6
    • 24 mm

    Sunset Road by Flickr user Philipp Klinger Photography


    Autumn Remains 2 ... (IN EXPLORE FRONTPAGE and Rank #1) by Flickr user Onironauta...


    • Nikon D300
    • f/10.0
    • 1 mm

    Canterbury Cathedral Cloister by Flickr user 5ERG10

    • Canon EOS 5D
    • 50
    • f/18.0
    • 30
    • 85 mm

    Under the Berkeley Pier by Flickr user PatrickSmithPhotography


    sometimes the road gets rugged and it's hard to travel on... by Flickr user dlemieux


    • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • 640
    • f/4.0
    • 0.01 sec (1/100)
    • 105 mm

    Where The Soul Can Rest by Flickr user Ben Heine

    • Nikon D70s
    • 200
    • f/6.3
    • 67
    • 50 mm

    Railroad_08 by Flickr user Pro-Zak

    • Nikon D200
    • 200
    • f/8.0
    • 0.001 sec (1/1000)
    • 20 mm

    Catani tree by Flickr user J-C-M

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    Comments

    1. Raveendran says:

      No doubt it is a visual treat. But don't you think the photos are excessively colorful? (very vivid?). Is the actual scene as colorful as depicted in the photos?

    2. SR says:

      Thanks for the sample photographs. These really help in explaining the idea better than any magzine.
      One question - What knd of lens and f-stops would be ideal for vanishing point perspective?

    3. m. tillotson says:

      I learn best by sight. Thank you for samples of photos where I can 'SEE' what your saying.

    4. Dwayne Winters says:

      Yes I agree, I have learned more here than from any magazine, youtube tutorial, and when I did watch the lynda.com vid on photography most ofIit I already knew from a past post in your email..I may not respond, but I sure do learn...please dont stope!!! Lol

    5. behzad says:

      Dear David, if i don't comment on every idea you kindly post is not because i don't read them. i am one of many who i am sure are grateful for your teaching. please do not stope.

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