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Camera Angles, Point Of View And Perception
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Camera Angles, Point Of View And Perception

Where Should You Stand In Relation To Your Subject?

Where you and your camera are relative to the location of your subject is perhaps the most important factor in how your photographs turn out. Placement sets your point of view and dictates what kinds of camera angles will work best for your shot. Despite this, placement is overlooked a lot more often than you might think.

Using Camera Angles

When viewers see a photo, they draw a lot of visual cues from your image depending on the angle you’ve taken the shot from. For instance, shooting from a low angle with a wide angle digital camera gives a sense of size, with the viewer often feeling small in comparison to the subject. The reverse is often true of subjects photographed from a higher angle – and the angle you choose largely shapes viewers’ perceptions of your work.

Try Different Camera Angles

Try shooting a subject from several different camera angles to see what kind of effect each creates. You can try getting low to the ground and looking at your subject from the point of view of a young child or infant. You can also get up into a tree or another higher vantage point and take a photo with a wide angle digital camera to see how the shot turns out. Unexpected shots can come out of looking at the world around you in a different way. Consider how someone in a wheelchair or who is 7’ tall might see your subject, for example. Every point of view and different set of camera angles results in a different photo and a different viewing experience.

Pose Your Subject With Objects That Provide A Size Contrast

One interesting way to change the viewer’s perception of your subject is to photograph them next to a much smaller or larger object. For instance, a young child standing in front of a tall building or a large dog posed with a small toy. If you keep your eyes open, you’ll find many opportunities for shots like this in your everyday life; and they all give you a chance to grow as a photographer as well as create something truly striking. Remember to frame your subject so that the picture captures the essence of what you're trying to convey.

You probably remember those games many newspapers used to run where readers were asked to identify an ordinary object from an extreme close up photo. It can be incredibly difficult to tell from this kind of shot, but it’s an interesting idea that you can also work with in your own photography.

Most photographers don’t have the right lenses for shots this close up and a wide angle digital camera really isn’t the right tool for extreme close ups, but you may be surprised by what you can do by just getting closer to your subject and showcasing a particular feature. Different camera angles and placements let you show your viewers the world in a new light and that’s what makes for fascinating photography.


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