How big is the space shuttle? Showing scale in photographs

At 57 feet tall, and 122 feet long, the Space Shuttle Enterprise is an impressively large structure. We all know this, but how do we show it in a photo? Use a smaller item to make your subject look large in comparison.

 

 We all know the height of the average person, so including this visitor in the photo helps dramatize the relative size of the space shuttle.

 


 Here's one for fun. Do we know the toys are small because of the pen or the price?


 Speaking of establishing shots...

 

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Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

14390 Air & Space Museum Pkwy.

Chantilly, VA