The Secrets of Photography – Part 2

Conventional wisdom often tells us to shoot standing up, generally at eye-level and holding the camera at a flat angle parallel to the ground.

But some of the most interesting photos defy convention. Some are canted at 45 degrees, some are from above and some, like the small angel statue shown here, are photographed with the camera hovering only a few inches from the grass.

The verdict? Don’t be afraid to put your camera in a place where the picture has the potential to look a little odd. You might just discover a new perspective that both you and your viewers will appreciate.

Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.


    1. Thanks, Ravi. And I might add that you shouldn’t be afraid of a few odd looks from passers-by when you shoot this way. We photographers are artists and therefore have the right to be strange from time to time. 😉

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