Montreal Murals and a Few Thoughts on the Photography (Five Photographs)
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Murals like these exist in major cities around the world and are popular subjects for photography. I was taking one of the shots when a man stopped to tell me that there was another mural around the corner I should see. He was right. I looked down the alley beside the mural and saw three photographers systematically photographing the walls of the alley; it made me smile. There are a number of ways to take shots like this, and often the effort is made to avoid key stoning. Key stoning is the phenomenon where because of the angle of the camera, the building appears to lean back. Expensive perspective correcting lenses can fix this, as can bellows. It can also be corrected in most software though it can crop out parts of the photo. Or better yet you can make it work for you. Another consideration is how much context you want in your photo, that is the area above, below and around the subject. If possible I always want to get some context into my photos. I want the photo to reflect my own perspective. These were taken with the Fuji XT-2.