Image of the Week – Graduation Fisheye

Professor Alice P. Gast shakes the hand of a Medicine Graduate on the stage at the Royal Albert Hall, while a spectator in a Niqab watches on from the left of the picture.

It’s quite challenging to come up with new angles on this very well covered event…

A fisheye lens has been used here to force an impossible perspective bringing all the elements of the spectator in the box, the grand hall, and the stage together.
The distortion also creates some wonderfully organic flowing ‘leading lines’ in the image, making it very easy for the viewer to be guided as intended.

Professor Alice P. Gast shakes the hand of a Medicine Graduate on the stage at the Royal Albert Hall, while a spectator in a Niqab watches on from the left of the picture. Image copyright Thomas Angus / Imperial College LondonImage © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  [Click Image to expand]

The original image along with the others from this set, are on the image library here.

What is a ‘leading line’?

Do you know you have free access to Lynda courses with your college login?

Here is a short video exploring ‘leading lines’ in photography on Lynda.com.

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