The following is a repost of an article on my sister site: Peter Tellone – Photographer
Perspective and Point of View are not the same in Photography/Art
A couple months back I read an article on a “School” blog post about Perspective. I was like, “No, that’s NOT Perspective, that’s Point of View”. But I didn’t say anything because I don’t like doing that to authors, especially knowing they didn’t get paid for that post and were just trying to do their best and teach something. BUT it is a “school” so it bothered me that people were being taught wrong.
Yesterday, I had the chance to photograph the difference, so I thought I would take the time to show the difference in the two.
First off, it’s easy to see why these two get confused and also why people use the terms synonymously. If you looked up either of the terms you would see the other in the synonym or definition. Continue reading