Geometry and Photography: A Connection

  • Ahmad Firdaus Yosman Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Wan Heng Fong Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor

Abstract

Geometry revolves around the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces and solids; while photography is the art or practice of taking and processing photographs. In this research, geometry in photography refers to the geometrical elements that can be used and identified in photographic works. The main aim of the research is to refute the notion of Mathematics and art as two unrelated fields by discussing geometrical concepts present in photography, which include lines, curves, angles, shapes, the golden ratio, and transformations. Definitions and examples in the form of photographs and graphical representations were provided. In addition, the mathematical software, MATLAB was used to computationally depict the rigid motions of transformations, namely reflection, rotation, translation and resizing. Furthermore, geometrical analyses of photographs were conducted to identify the geometrical elements that exist within the photographs. In this research, it has been found that many concepts in geometry were indeed applied in photography, which subsequently showed that Mathematics and art were undoubtedly related to one another.

Published
2015-12-30
How to Cite
YOSMAN, Ahmad Firdaus; FONG, Wan Heng. Geometry and Photography: A Connection. Menemui Matematik (Discovering Mathematics), [S.l.], v. 37, n. 2, p. 39-48, dec. 2015. ISSN 0126-9003. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/dismath/article/view/13587>. Date accessed: 21 may 2022.

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