Saturday, September 26, 2009

Photography Tip: Composition & Finding Fresh Angles

Photography Tip:Composition

Whether you are a professional photographer, or just taking pictures for fun, give yourself permission to take great images! Get up, get down, move, lean, crouch. During a photoshoot you will often find me climbing up on benches, laying on the ground or standing right over you. I may look a little silly at the time, but the photos make it all worth it! Shooting from different angles can add so much more interest and excitement to your composition.

Don't be afraid to get down and dirty! Crouch, lay flat, or place your subjects high. Getting low can add new excitement and interest to your photos. BE CAREFUL. Shooting from a low angle is not always very flattering, so use your judgment, and if a low angle doesn't work, try another. Remember, we are 3-Dimensional beings-not flat, and there are so many different angles you can shoot from.


Shooting from above can be a very flattering angle. When you shoot a person from above, it brings focus to their eyes and face which can really give life to your images.

Try it out, and let me know how it goes!


Rosina said...

Thanks for this, Janet! It's funny cause every time I photograph, I always look so funny to others. I'm glad I'm not the only one. :D

Leonicus said...

Jan knows what she is talking about. If you don't look like a spaz, you aren't taking pictures correctly.