It sounds cliché to say, “it’s all a matter of perspective”, but in photography a slight change in your camera’s position can make a big difference to the overall look of your final image. Let me take you on a recent expedition to a local field to show you what I mean.
by Peter Baumgarten, Olympus Visionary
Well, there really isn’t one, except perhaps – move and shoot (or is that, shoot and move). Each scene is different, but your viewer will be far more engaged if you offer an unusual view of your subject. Some suggestions include;
Shoot higher than eye level
Shoot lower than eye level
Shoot straight up or straight down
Move in close or back away
Frame your subject – use a door, window, arch, tree branch (this is a whole blog post on its own)
Switch lenses or focal lengths (again another blog post)
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Perspective: a small thing that makes a big difference more by Peter Baumgarten
With the photography series “bordelle & zellen” (“bordellos & cells”), the photographic artist Jürgen Chill penetrates milieus which are not accessible to everyone, but radiate a concealed fascination. Personal, intimate locations which not many know…
In his photographic works Jürgen Chill proceeds in a sober-minded, precise and deserted manner in the search of traces of life and activity in these private realms. The unusual perspective depiction and the high resolution of the largeformat photographs provide an astonishingly authentic view of the concealed realities of these worlds.
High detail precision, spatial associations as well as the function of rooms are the focus and form the image in his graphic reproduction. The spatial situations as well as the suggestive events in the rooms will be scrutinised by means of a shooting technique which goes beyond the optical laws of perception. The artist finds unseen images ― details which remain concealed in our everyday perception and which allow us to newly perceive the existing.
“Bordelle & Zellen” by Jürgen Chill
via Lens Magazine — The Meaning of Home
Stuart Chape I am an environmental and social photographer, undertaking a range of assigments but specialising in aerial photography, which I have been doing for more than 30 years. As a number of photographers have discovered, the view from above can capture a unique perspective.
My own objective is to capture the reality of aerial views in a way that not only reveals patterns and designs but also the relationship of humans to nature and the built environment, as well as the beauty of nature – and environmental issues – seen from above.