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    Perspective help

    Is it possible to put the viewpoint really low to the ground, looking up at a tall building or series of buildings that are about 20-30 feet away from the camera, and to also capture the ground within the frame?

    Basically, I would get down on the ground and take a look myself right now, but I am at work and don't want my colleagues to think I am a weirdo, haha.

    EDIT: the buildings need to be scaled to roughly a thousand feet, and they need to be fully in the image. So, you can imagine that it's a pretty extreme upward angle for a viewpoint.

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    Put the buildings on a hill and look up from below the hill? (Hill, slight rise, something like that, could be subtle...)

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    If you do this in reality with a camera, you will find you need a wide angle lens, to fit everything in, which will give you a noticable distortion. In your perspective construction, you will have to bring your stationary point closer to the centre than usual, and you will get an exaggerated perspective. So, yes, it can be done, as long as you accept a certain amount of distortion.

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    here is a photo of the Empire state building from the street looking up. Its 1400 feet tall

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    Google worm’s eye view perspective.

    For the most dramatic results, use the worm eye view with fisheye curvilinear perspective.

    http://www.danheller.com/images/Unit...isheye-big.jpg
    http://500px.com/photo/15646703

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. Big help!

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