Perspective........Get Down Low!

by Jean Paul Escalera December. 30, 2016 1670 views

Just around the corner from our house, and within walking distance, there is a small lake that would lend itself to this photography challenge. As I was positioning my camera on this wall I happened to look down and saw a small hole at the base (see next picture) and placed my FujiFilm X-T1 on the ground, flipped open the LCD screen and took this picture.

From all appearance it looks like it was taken under a bridge. That day I learned a lesson on perspective.

Here is an excerpt from a great article on Digital Photography School by Katie McEnaney entitled: "Perspective in Photography - Don't just stand there move your feet!" 

"Photographers often fall into the bad habit of shooting everything we see from eye-level. We are walking around, something catches our eye, and we take a picture right from where we are standing. If you want to make an immediate impact in your photography, you need to get out of your eye-level (or tripod-level) rut. You need a change in perspective.

"Sure, you can change your composition by zooming in or out with your lens, but if you want to change your perspective, you are going to need to move. Don’t let your feet, or your tripod, root you to the spot: get ready for some bending, turning, walking, and climbing. Start working with perspective in photography, your images will thank you for it."

Hole in the wall

52 Week Dogwood Photography Challenge. Week: 29 - Landscape/Waterscape

Hole in the wall

52 Week Dogwood Photography Challenge. Week: 29 - Landscape/Waterscape

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Becky Brannon 4 years, 3 months ago

#1 - love the angle it was taken from

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Jean Paul Escalera Replied to Becky Brannon 4 years, 3 months ago

Thank you Becky! Everyone I showed this to thought I was under a bridge - fooled them!

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