photograpy tips low angle

Get Down!

Getting down and looking up can change your view on the world. It can also change your photos. Taking a shot from a lower angle gives you a new perspective on things.

Sun And Shade 1/85 - f/4.0 - ISO 400 - 24mm - CPL filter attached
Sun And Shade
1/85 – f/4.0 – ISO 400 – 24mm – CPL filter attached

Whether you shoot nature or architecture here’s five quick ideas to help you get down:

  1. Try kneeling or squatting to get your lens lower to the ground then point it upwards.
  2. Knees don’t like to get down? Ground to rocky or wet to sit on? Ok. Simply look up for a new view.
  3. Stand under, or at least very near to, something instead of away from something.
  4. Include smaller details instead of the whole scene. Get in close.
  5. Shoot “from the hip”; you may not be able to see through your view finder at some very low angles. You’ll just have to trust your instincts.
nature photography tips low angle
Wisp Of The Sun
1/400 – f/18 – ISO 200 – 24mm
photograpy tips low angle
Ionic
1/400 – f/4.5 – ISO 400 – 24mm – CPL filter attached

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