Sam is in a forest to get some photos in nature but needs help getting her camera into position and figuring out where to stand.
Sam decided to take a picture of this tree but needs to figure out what angle to position her camera in. If the tree is 9 meters tall and Sam is standing 4 meters away, about what angel does she need to position her camera in in order to capture the entire tree? We can figure this out by using the equation Tan-1(9/8) to get about 48 degrees. Therefore she needs to set up her camera at a 48 degree angle.
Sam came across this tunnel and thought that it would be nice to get a picture from there. The tunnel is 66 feet tall and she wants to get 1 foot of the ceiling in the shot. She has her camera angles at 38 degrees but needs to know about how far back to stand. We solve this by adding 1+6 to get 7 and then using the equation 7/Sine(38) to get roughly 11. She needs to be 11 feet away.
Sam comes across a family of squirrels and though she thinks it would make a cute picture, she is worried about scaring them away.
In order to avoid scarring them, there is 14 feet between her camera and the top of her shot. If she has her camera pointed at a 64 degree angle then about how far away is she standing? We solve this by using the equation Cos(64)*14 to get . That means she has to stand about 6 feet away to get her picture.
Sam has now been able to complete her journey to get pictures throughout the forest. Thank you for your help!