Using a vanishing point to get a tri-dimensional effect

by Yvette Depaepe


"Vanished to the infinite"


Vanishing point photography is everywhere.
The layman's definition of a vanishing point is 'the point to which parallel lines appear  to converge' in the rendering of a single perspective.  It also can be a point of disappearance or cessation.  This very simple idea is a powerful tool to stimulate a three dimensional feeling in any two dimensional work of art, whether it is a painting or a photograph?

Using a vanishing point in photography is a great way to emphasize the large scale of a sweeping landscape.  The converging lines act as arrows that draw the eye right towards that point on the horizon.

It also is a strong tool for architectural photographers who want the viewer to understand the scale of the place they are photographing.

This amazing selection of 1x photographs shows how to get a killer tri-dimensional perspective and effect by using a vanishing point.


“Trails” by Paulo Abrantes


“Kick scooter rider” by Marius Cinteza


“The glowing Hedges” by Daniel F.


“Ice Cave” by Javier de la Torre


“Winter” by Jure Kravanja


"June storm” by Franz Schumacher


“Velours de Lavender” by Margarita Chernilova


“Caribbean Dreams” by Matt Anderson


“Cold Lines” by Bragi Ingibergsson – BRIN


“!” Yucel Basoglu


“The Long Call” by George Digalakis


“Bridge over misty water” by Eddy Verloes


“D. Quixote #1” by Nana Sousa Dias


"Under the Bridge" by Ricky Siegers



“x-X-x” by David Martín Castán


“Calatrava lines at the blue hour” by Jef Van den Houte


"Tunnel Vision" by Robert Work



“The spining” by Vangelis Makris


“The Portal for Pillar Agmina Mk.II” by Dr. Akira TAKAUE


“Ascension” by Juan de Villalba


“Ode to Black (Black Hope)II” by Julia Anna Gospodarou


“Dark eyes” by Ahmed Thabet


“Conjoncture” by Franklin Neto

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