2020 Photo Challenge #38

September’s theme / technique: What’s the POV?

The phrase ‘point of view‘ in photography simply means the position from which the camera sees the scene. It refers to the angle or place from where you shoot. Try different ways of photographing the same subject rather than looking at it from front on.

      • Use your feet and move around the subject looking for an optimum angle.
      • Don’t be afraid to get down on your stomach or climb a tree.
      • Look for different and dramatic angles that will make your images more striking.
        • Shooting from eye-level helps your viewer connect with the subject.
        • Look up – the subject will seem more powerful
        • Look down – the subject will appear smaller, inferior.
      • Indirect – focus on the shadow rather than the subject
      • Abstract – Spin around or tilt the frame
      • Take a photo with something between you and your subject
This week's assignment - Shoot your subject from below. Looking up will give the illusion of smallness (the viewer). An upwards angle will make the subject seem much more important.

If you would like to join in with the 2020 photo challenge then please take a look at my 2020 Photo Challenge page. No complicated rules, just a camera required 🙂

    • Create your own post with some information about how you composed the shot.
    • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
    • Add the tag #2020PhotoChallenge so everyone can find your entry easily in the WP Reader
    • Get your post(s) in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in October.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

32 thoughts on “2020 Photo Challenge #38”

  1. I had a bit of a chuckle at the sight of “little old ladies” crawling about trying to get a snap for the challenge……sorry. I had to get down a bit low for my photo and it was a bit difficult to stand again 😀 😀

  2. What with going away this week, I’ve already done my post, and scheduled it. I’m quite surprised to see how much groveling, crouching and crawling was involved . Must be all that yoga doing me good.

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