What is the average eye level?
Well, if the average height of a man in the United States is 5 feet 9 inches, and the average height of a woman is 5 feet 4 inches, than average eye level is about 5 feet. The focal point of the art, the part that the viewer's eye will discover first, should be about 5 feet above the floor.
The terms “horizon line” and “eye level” are often used synonymously. Horizon line/eye level refer to a physical/visual boundary where sky separates from land or water. It is the actual height of the viewer's eyes when looking at an object, interior scene, or an exterior scene.
- A line is an identifiable path created by a point moving in space. It is one-dimensional and can vary in width, direction, and length. Lines often define the edges of a form. Lines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, straight or curved, thick or thin.
- One point perspective is a drawing method that shows how things appear to get smaller as they get further away, converging towards a single 'vanishing point' on the horizon line. It is a way of drawing objects upon a flat piece of paper (or other drawing surface) so that they look three-dimensional and realistic.
- There's something about a horizontal line in an image that conveys a message of 'stability' or even 'rest'. Horizons are the most common horizontal line to be found in photographs and they often act as a dividing point in a photograph – in effect an anchor that the rest of the image is formed around.
A Viewpoint is the apparent distance and angle from which the camera views and records the subject. They also include the eye-level camera angle and the point of view shot. A high-angle shot (HA) is a shot in which the camera is physically higher than the subject and is looking down upon the subject.
- Viewpoint. viewpoint 1 a way of looking at or thinking about something (Definition from Merriam-Webster) All photographs contain one or more subjects. (With an abstract photograph, the abstraction may be the subject.)
- cin·e·ma·tog·ra·phy. noun. The definition of cinematography is the art and process of movie photography. An example of cinematography are the decisions made about lighting, camera filters and lenses when shooting a movie scene.
- Dolly. The camera is mounted on a cart which travels along tracks for a very smooth movement. Also known as a tracking shot or trucking shot. Dolly Zoom. A technique in which the camera moves closer or further from the subject while simultaneously adjusting the zoom angle to keep the subject the same size in the frame.
The red line is the Horizon Line. It represents the viewer's eye level. You can see the top of an object if it is below eye level, below the Horizon Line. If an object is above eye level, above the Horizon Line, you can not see its top. Drawing in One-Point Perspective.
- Two point perspective drawing is a type of linear perspective. Linear perspective is a method using lines to create the illusion of space on a 2D surface. Two point perspective uses two points placed on the horizon line. Three point perspective uses three vanishing points.
- In a linear perspective drawing, the vanishing point is the spot on the horizon line to which the receding parallel lines diminish. It is what allows us to create drawings, paintings, and photographs that have a three-dimensional look.
- In painting, photography, graphical perspective and descriptive geometry, a picture plane is an image plane located between the "eye point" (or oculus) and the object being viewed and is usually coextensive to the material surface of the work.
Updated: 2nd October 2019