The majority of photos we take are at eye-level. But often you can find amazing subjects to photograph – or even familiar subjects seen from a new angle – by getting down on the ground with your camera. Below we’ve offered our best photography tips for how to make shooting at ground level easier and more comfortable by explaining how to set up a camera for use at low vantage points.
01 Flexible friend
It can be awkward to set up a conventional tripod for low-level shots, but the Joby Gorillapod is ideal for ground-level use.
02 Big-screen star
This Phottix 9” HD remote lets you move away from the camera to compose and shoot the picture – it’s ideal for stills and movies.
03 Stay on top
Angle finders have been around since the days of film. This one’s made by Seagull and has different viewfinder fittings.
04 Choose your angle
If you want the perfect camera for low-angle shots, try the D5100. The articulating screen makes it perfect for the job!
05 On reflection
Use your phone’s display or a mirror to reflect your SLR’s Live View image (find out what Live View is telling you); the image will be reversed, but it’s fine for composition.