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.