Add Impact by Finding a New Perspectives

When approaching a scene it is so easy just to stand there and put your camera to your eye and snap a shot. But often the most impact can be made from a different angle. When looking to photograph a scene, look for a new angle that can completely change your image and make a common scene into a image with impact.

Try an angle such as worm’s eye view, shoot straight up, shoot from the hip, shoot from a high vantage point or with a tilt to give your image impact.

Shooting from different angles can also often help you reduce distracting objects in the background.

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Image captured standing: The image has some nice lines, but there is too much empty space on the left side of the image and some distracting objects on the right side.

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Image captured about knee high from the ground: By lowing the camera the fence fills the empty area on the left and the objects on the right are completely gone. The fence now creates a leading line to draw the viewers eye into the image.

So get out there and shoot, looking for new perspective to make an impact.

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About Bruce Wunderlich

Bruce Wunderlich is a photographer from Marietta, Ohio. He became interested in photography as a teenager in the 1970s, and has been a passionate student of the art ever since. Bruce recently won Photographer’s Choice award and Grand Prize at the 2015 Shoot the Hills Photography Competition in the Hocking Hills near Logan, Ohio. He has also instructed local classes in basic digital photography. Check out Bruce’s photos at Flickr
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