One way to make your photos stand out from the rest is to shoot from a different perspective. It can give your photo a completely unique feel and really grabs the viewers eye. When I am shooting in a public place I often get self conscious about aiming directly at people and shooting, I know the public isn’t too thrilled with this either so many times I shoot from the hip, literally. I simply set my camera settings pointing the general vicinity to make sure I get the exposure (lighting) correct and then hold my camera against my hip or leg to stabilize and then shoot away.
Taken last summer in Boston T (subway) I wanted to capture my son’s shoes. I held my camera low and hoped for the best.
Wherever we went my son was asked: “Where’d ya mothah get you those sneakahs?”
A great way to capture kids is to get down at eye level.
You can make things smaller or larger just buy laying down and shooting on the ground.
(me) laying on my stomach with a fixed 50mm lens, no zoom I just got in very very close.
Not your plain old bird’s eye view. I held this camera close to the ground pointed upwards towards the head of the flamingo and took about 8 photos (because you are really shooting blind here) only a couple were in good focus. To do this quickly set my camera to continuous mode (multiple boxes) or rapid fire as I like to call it.
When your camera is set on this mode it will continue to fire off shots as long as you depress the button. Take at least 6 shots there will most likely be one GREAT shot you can save and immediately delete the others to save space if needed. Let’s see your unique perspective! Calling ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS come share them in our NEW Flickr Group OC Fam PhotoSpeak.