Camera Angles: 5 ways to add impact with unusual perspectives

Camera Angles: 5 ways to add impact with unusual perspectives

Ideas For New Camera Angles: Twist the camera

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The main problem when taking shots of tall, thin objects, such as this sculpture, is the amount of space that surrounds them.

It can look strange and un-artistic if the subject’s placed in the centre of the frame while you shoot upwards – fine for the pages of a scientific journal, but we want to create an artistic image.

Twisting your camera so the subject takes a diagonal line through the frame is ideal for a pleasing, unusual composition.

Twisting gives instant impact to most pictures. Try it!

PAGE 1: Ideas For New Camera Angles – Shoot straight up
PAGE 2: Ideas For New Camera Angles – Get down low
PAGE 3: Ideas For New Camera Angles – Twist the camera
PAGE 4: Ideas For New Camera Angles – Exaggerate features
PAGE 5: Ideas For New Camera Angles – Kneel down

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  • Oğuzhan Karaca

    I’ve been reading your tips for two days and I have to say I love this website. Thanks.

  • Greg Lawhorn

    Or, DON’T use the rule of thirds, and instead try several compositions and see which one YOU like. The GUIDELINE of thirds can be helpful at times. The RULE of thirds will usually prevent you from thinking creatively. BTW, I notice that the picture used for the example in this article DIDN’T use the rule of thirds, but rather centered the circle of trees.