This month we’ll enjoy some summer fun down at Mermaid’s Cove in Sulani while learning about a technique of perspective in photography known as POV or point of view where you see the scene as the Sim sees it.
Perspective is how we see the world around us or how we view things. Filmmakers and photographers can use tricks to create a specific perspective or feel by manipulating camera angles and other aspects of a scene. The POV technique is used to connect you to the character, to see through their eyes and ideally to become more attached to the experience that the character is enacting.
First Person Camera
He whispered in the language of the sea and his dolphin companion arose to greet him
The rush and chill of the water was exhilarating. This morning ritual, waking in the beautiful islands of Sulani, and living among others of his kind was like a dream. He now knew that this life as a mermaid was not the curse that he had always believed it to be.
It is possible to capture POV with the camera in TAB mode alone; however, when using the first-person camera (shft+tab keys) you will discover some unique views as if the camera were replacing the head of your Sim.
You should be aware that in first-person mode the movements of the camera can make some of you feel dizzy or a sense of vertigo. It was particularly noticeable when the sim is a Merperson swimming all around playfully.
As always you will want to be patient and curious as you explore what your sim sees from their point of view and see what kind of unique shots you can create using this method
With his cooler loaded full of ice-cold hydrating beverages, he was ready for a day of fun at the beach.
The unidentified Sim Merperson here who let me use his head for my camera is Hudson Nautica by jordons243 in the gallery.
I hope you enjoy this technique and discover more fun ways to capture your Sims’ stories.
Share your POV photos with us. Tag #SUPsimtography and #simmedupmag
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More photos and credits for the Sims that were party guests on my blog