How to introduce in a sense of scale to your images

Faces of Chicago in Millennium Park along Michigan Avenue.

Faces of Chicago in Millennium Park along Michigan Avenue.

Have you ever taken a photo of something and looked at the photo later and the camera didn't capture the grand scale of the scene you went and visited?

Its because the camera cannot capture the whole scene, only what you see when you look in the back of the camera.

Here is a way in which you can show the size of something you photographed. You put a subject into the scene in which people can identify with.

In the photos in this post I demonstrate that by putting a person into the photo, you can scale the photo to portray the reality of what you were photographing. 

Faces of Chicago in Millennium Park along Michigan Avenue with a person to show how large that face really is.

Faces of Chicago in Millennium Park along Michigan Avenue with a person to show how large that face really is.

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Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: www.kevinpepperphotography.com