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
Rule of Thirds
Photography Competition 67: Using Flash & Natural Light Together
9 Christmas Gifts For Budding Photographers
Choosing The Right Lens
Photography Competition 11: Lifestyle Photography
How To Set White Balance
view all articles by Brooke Tasovac
on Other Hubs
Halloween Events In Sydney
Sydney Mums Group
Adulting Is Hard
Animal Activities On The Central Coast
Best Fiction Books For Kids
Submit a Comment
Photoh Competition 110: Black&White Photography Finalists
Black&White Photography Competition - Closes Friday 7th June 2019
Photoh Competition 109: Nature Photography
New Photoh Competition - Nature Photography - Closes 24th May 2019
Finding a Viewpoint in Photography
Photoh Competition: Exploring Camera Angles in Photography - Closes 21st June 2019
Using Colour in Photography
How to Get Creative with Photo Editing
Understanding Lens Distortions
Common Beginner Photographer Mistakes