This fortnight's photography challenge is....Finding a Viewpoint!
When we learn about photography, we often start by taking the camera up to our eye and photographing everything at our natural eye level. This makes sense though right? We're simply recording how we each view and interpret the world around us.
So what happens when we turn this on its head and start playing with the viewpoint we take photographs at?
Even just by pointing your camera upwards at a subject, or looking down at a subject from a height can impact the sort of photo you're taking. Think about capturing your surroundings from a worm's eye view, or from a child's point of view versus taking photos from the sky with a drone, or from a high vantage point.
These are all ways in which you can force the viewer of your photos to create different perceptions or stories from your images.
Get on an insect level to take photos in their perspective
Remember to always look up!
Think about everyday scenes or objects that could be seen in a new way
How can your camera angle affect the perception of your subject?
This is an amazing chance to really get creative and explore different ways of using your camera! We'll be looking for entries that have given their chosen subject some thought and consideration when choosing which viewpoint they want to photograph it from.
Think about the story you want to create and put out there about the object or subject you're photographing.
Looking for some inspiration? Check out the featured photographers here:
Platon is a world-renowned portrait photographer who has photographed presidents, top actors and incredibly famous musicians to name just a few! He uses a very simple studio set-up, but it's his viewpoints and interactions with his subjects that give him an inimitable style and edge. Check out how he uses a low viewpoint to emphasise the power of the presidents and world leaders he has photographed.
Korfmann uses aerial photography to turn everyday subjects on their head, and almost into scenes that are unrecognisable. Her photos of children running around a playground are works of art, and encourage you to spend time investigating what is going on in front of her lens.
Ramette is a very clever conceptual photographer who sees things that aren't really there. His photos seem to defy all physics and will leave you craning your neck trying to figure out where the real world ends, and where Ramette's imagination begins.
Yeung's photography opens up a world that we would never normally have the chance to see, with outrageously aesthetic aerial shots above urban jungles. Check out how he uses an elevated viewpoint to create compositions full of patterns and colour.
Competition entries opened on Friday 15th June, and will close on Thursday 28th June at 23.59 AEST.
To enter (it's free!) you can do one of the following:
Post your photo on the Photoh Facebook wall stating your city. Once on the Facebook page, you'll just need to scroll down to the 'Visitor Posts' tab on the right, and add your own.