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.
Whether you shoot nature or architecture here’s five quick ideas to help you get down:
- Try kneeling or squatting to get your lens lower to the ground then point it upwards.
- Knees don’t like to get down? Ground to rocky or wet to sit on? Ok. Simply look up for a new view.
- Stand under, or at least very near to, something instead of away from something.
- Include smaller details instead of the whole scene. Get in close.
- 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.
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