Is it possible to take a photo without perspective?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Ledopmi, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Ledopmi

    Ledopmi TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would like to take a photo of a car that I can use to draw a two dimensional outline of the car at every angle. Due to perspective, parts of the car that are further away are actually smaller on the photo. Is there a way to take a picture that will show everything without perspective?
     
  2. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,646
    Likes Received:
    6
  3. thebeginning

    thebeginning TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    3,795
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    or a tilt-shift (for example canon's TS-E series) lens, which is made specifically for this purpose and some DoF stretching.
     
  4. NeoDude

    NeoDude TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sunny Scotland
    I think there is a way to use the vanishing point filter in PS CS2 to to this. You would need to draw in the plane of perspective over the car and then adjust it so that it was square.
     
  5. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,646
    Likes Received:
    6
    Errr... that's not quite correct.

    Or at least wouldn't work on cars.
     
  6. thebeginning

    thebeginning TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    3,795
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    well, i suppose that's true. more for buildings. but i'd assume the same principles apply.


    neodude had a good suggestion - just edit the perspective in PS.
     
  7. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,646
    Likes Received:
    6
    :meh:

    That's impossible, unfortunately.

    Longest lens you can afford will do that for you. Hmm... what's the original purpose trying to achieve?
     
  8. Ledopmi

    Ledopmi TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been learning to model cars in 3d. A set of blue prints is the easiest way to do this accurately but they are very hard to find. I would like to create my own blue prints using photos .
     
  9. thebeginning

    thebeginning TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    3,795
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    really? hm...i've done it many times. I've done it for a client before and it turned out fine :confused:. but then again, that wasnt for cars...





    but for your purpose, you can do that with a long lens. just be perpendicular to the face or side of the car you are shooting to get minimal perspective. there are also many things that you can download online that have those kind of things for you to grab so you dont have to take the photograph yourself. ask a CG forum, they'll be able to help you alot more. this is the best I know of: www.cgtalk.com
     
  10. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,646
    Likes Received:
    6
    You can correct converging lines for a planar object, but you can't make objects closer be the same size as objects far away.

    :mrgreen:

    If you can and done it, then you'd also be able to take a portrait taken with 24mm lens and make it look like it was taken with an 85 or 200. Not just stretch it a bit.
     
  11. thebeginning

    thebeginning TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    3,795
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    hahaha, my bad. that's what i meant all this time :lol:
     
  12. Ledopmi

    Ledopmi TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for letting me know.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
can i take a photo without perspective?
,

how to take a photo without perspective

,
how to take a picture without perspective
,

no perspective photography

,
perspective
,

photo without perspective

,
photography without perspective
,

photos without perspective

,
picture with no perspective
,
pictures without perspective