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The Camera in My Head - Photography Tips Series #3 - Angles and Perspective
Angles Provide Perspective
When I think of "angles" in photography, I think of these phrases:
- Look up
- Look down
- Look sideways
- Look through
- Look inside
- Look around
Photographers see the world in curious ways. Like marketers and musicians, photographers are peculiar creatures. They appreciate nature in a way that runs as deep as their souls. They see beauty in shadows and interesting geometric shapes.
They stop cars to capture the perfect shot. They squat down, climb up, and stretch to get the perfect angle. They carry a monopod instead of a walking stick.
Indeed, peculiar people.
Examples of Angles and Perspective in Photography
This is the monopod I like to carry.
It extends to just the right height and is very lightweight.
Tips for Angles and Perspective in Photography
As you can see, the angle can provide interest and perspective. Lighting is affected, and scope and size are easier to see.
Don't forget to circle the subject, lean over, check out various heights. Look for lighting variations, framing, and foreground/background colors that add interest.