Thursday, July 06, 2006

TIP #1--well maybe!!!

Composition is a huge part of photography. Sometimes it can make or break a photo. Here is a tip for you to consider that might help you find a different angle when considering composition. Too often I see photos shot from eye level. It is the easiest level to shoot from and therefore the most common. Now I am not saying that good photos can't come from that level, but the problem is that we all see at that level so it is nothing new to the viewer. Why not try to give the viewer something that they don't see too often, a different perspective. Try laying on the ground, getting up high, going at dogs eye view, what ever it takes to not shoot at eye level.

Try shooting a roll of film or a memory card full of images not shot at eye level. Have fun with this; think of all the different perspectives a photo can be taken at.

To go further take one photo at eye level then how ever many other photos at different levels to see the differences. Most of the time getting lower or higher gets rid of a lot of stuff in the background and brings more attention to the subject.

Please try this, any questions, comments please fill free to ask. Again HAVE FUN!!

Shot above: eye level

Shot above: getting lower to the ground.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice tip. Thank you, I will try this.