Write for Us
We all see the world from eye level, but by taking the time to really explore a subject from all angles, you may find a much more interesting composition.
Many photographers make the mistake of standing in the one spot and zooming in to alter their viewpoint, but try moving closer, further away, or on either side or behind the subject.
For example by getting down lower you can emphasise interesting foreground features as they will loom larger in the frame.
Taken from the usual eye-level viewpoint, this is a fairly boring photo.
However when taken at ground level the toadstools are given a sense of height and there is a good use of depth of field to help them stand out.
Alternatively by photographing from a very high or low viewpoint you can get a really unusual perspective of a subject.
By taking this shot from above rather than front-on, the focus is on the baby's facial features but there's also a sense of intimacy between the mother and her baby.
I like this Article
More Articles by
Photography Competition 13: Focusing on the Foreground
How To Take Better Travel Photos
Understanding The Exposure Triangle
Photography Competition 56: Minimalist Photography
Photography Competition 63: Reflections
view all articles by Brooke Tasovac
on Other Hubs
Mad Paws Pet Sitting Service
8 Types Of Sleepless Nights All Mums Have
Spring School Holiday Activities on the Central Coast
Central Coast Mums
Photography for Parents Workshop - Bring the Kids
Brisbane Mums Group
Submit a Comment
Worms Eye View Photography Inspiration
The Sunny 16 Rule
Using Light and Shadow in Photography
Understanding Your Camera’s Light Meter and Histogram
How To Fix Uneven Skin Tone
10 Tips For Printing Your Photographs
Smartphone Apps To Help Document Your Life
Internal vs External Flash
How to Choose Between AV & TV Modes
How Much Should You Charge For Your Photography