Think back as some of the world’s most famous paintings – such as the Sistine Chapel, the Mona Lisa and any of Picasso’s images. What do they all have in common? They all have different perspectives. Perspective then is the same as it is now – switch it up, go high, go low and look at things from a different perspective to keep it interesting.
How do I change it up?
Changing your perspective is a quick and easy way to alter the way your images look and the way your images feel. Everyone sees the world at the same few perspectives everyday of their lives – standing, sitting, driving, etc. Simply by altering your cameras position relative to your subject you can give your image a different feel than what everyone is used to seeing each and every day.
GET DOWN: One option is getting down on the ground and shooting up at your subject. TIP: Use caution when using a wide angle lens. If you use a telephoto lens while shooting up at your subject you may get a not so flattering shot depending on position.
Also consider where you are shooting. A city scape can make a great background, so can a single street. TIP: Lying on the road shooting up at your subjects and the buildings will can create a very dynamic image.
GET UP: Play around, jump around, climb on whatever you can find. The harder you work for your shots the better they will be. Plus, it will show your clients you are willing to really work to make sure you get the very best images possible.