Perspective: a small thing that makes a big difference

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

The Formula
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
at Olympus

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Stuart Chape | Aerial Photography

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.

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Stuart Chape Photography
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