Friday, December 22, 2006

Tip: Change your altitude

We go through the bulk of our days looking at everything from eye level – for most of us, about five feet above the ground. We’re just used to it. And most of the photographs people shoot are shot from the same altitude – five feet above ground.

Moving your camera out of the five-foot rut draws interest simply because your photo will offer a vantage point that most of us don’t experience all that often. So an easy way to add interest to your pictures is to change your altitude. Get up or get down – take pictures from up above your subject, or lower yourself (and your camera) as much as possible.

Try different levels when photographing a subject, then take note of those which you like, and more importantly, those that garner approving comments from people who view your photos.

Click on pictures to enlarge. Photographs © 2006 James Jordan

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