Nikon D7000, Angles, Point of View

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Angles

Having strong angular lines in your image can add to the composition, especially when they are juxtaposed (Figure 9.4). This can create a tension that is different from the standard horizontal and vertical lines that we are so accustomed to seeing in photos.

Point of view

Sometimes the easiest way to influence your photograph is to simply change your perspective. Instead of always shooting from a standing position, try moving your camera to a totally different point of view. Try getting down on your knees or even lying on the ground. This low angle can completely change how you view your subject and create a new interest in common subjects (Figure 9.5).

The strong angular lines of the Lincoln Park Conservatory building create a dynamic composition.
Figure 9.4 The strong angular lines of the Lincoln Park Conservatory building create a dynamic composition.
Put your camera in a position that presents an unfamiliar view of your subject or exaggerates an element in the photo. By taking this shot from a low point of view, I exaggerated the height of the man on stilts.
Figure 9.5 Put your camera in a position that presents an unfamiliar view of your subject or exaggerates an element in the photo. By taking this shot from a low point of view, I exaggerated the height of the man on stilts.