Photography is about recording the world as you see it. Unless you have a remarkable subject, most people will have seen what you’re showing them. Most people are used to looking at everything from eye level. An easy way to create something new is to get lower or higher than normal. It’s amazing how perspective changes just by kneeling or holding your camera over your head.

Get some grass in your lens every now and then. In this shot, I was following Tom’s kids around the horse paddock. I was acting like an idiot, trying to get some smiles going. By the time I caught up with them, Tom’s son thought I was crazy, but his daughter thought it was funny. Here are the approach shots. Most of them didn’t come out. I was just bouncing and skipping towards them, not trying to focus too much. I just took the whole series hoping that one would come out.

A low perspective will add weight and importance to your subject. A high perspective can either minimize or add a sympathetic element to your subject. Try to get shots that are taken from above and below your subject… Sometimes it’s hard to tell which will make the better picture until you get back home.

As a side note, putting some foreground objects in frame when you’re photographing large objects will add distance perspective to the pictures.

2 Responses to “Perspective”

  1. Nicola Says:

    Thank you for all these tips 🙂

  2. Manuel Says:

    These tips are going to work wonders.

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