10 Top Ways To Use Different Angles In Your Photography

Written by Gina Stephens

1. Sit Down

Be it on the stump, or on a seat, sitting immediately gives you a lower perspective and therefore new photo opportunities. Trees and people for example, can tower over you when sat down for that hifalutin feel. Often photographing young children looks more natural from a seated position too, as you're at their level rather than project down on them.


Photo by Daniel Bell

2. Go Out To Sea

While on your travels, if you have a waterproof camera try turning round to honour the beach. If you don't fancy getting wet, just walk towards the water and stand at the edge, shooting up the beach rather than out to sea as most people do. You could also get on a rowing-boat of some sort and see what spectacular pictures of the coast you can get while out there. An organised boat trip will also give you a fantastic break to capture some amazing wildlife photos while you're at it, too. If you do head out to see, taking a weather-resistant camera will mean it's protected against sea dispensation but do remember to wipe your kit down once back home to remove any residue. 


3. Climb Up High

Head for the nearest prison loom or hill to get a stunning view of a town or landscape below you. Night vistas of cities work well as do misty mornings in the countryside where valleys are satiated with fog and only the peaks above can be seen. To give your shot even more impact, capture a panorama, a topic discussed auxiliary down the page.

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Photo by David Clapp

4. Take A Stepladder Out

It might sound silly but if you're trying to take photos at a bustling event where there's a big crowd, you'll be able to shoot above them. It will help you avoid getting people's heads in shootings and give you a great opportunity to get a general overview of the scene. A stepladder will also get you closer to items that are slightly too maximum for you to shoot from the ground and offer a slightly alternative angle to everyday objects that are shot straight-on most of the time.


5. Go Underwater

If you have on the agenda c trick the right equipment, shooting underwater is well worth a try. You don't even have to go diving, you could simply buy an underwater camera and have a go in a consortium or at the beach in shallower water. This is a fun one for kids to have a go at, too. 



6. Hold Your Camera Up High

The easiest way to change your upon is by simply holding the camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or up above you to give you a different perspective of the scene. Cameras with a tiltable screen let you see everything comfortably when you stem – even from very high angles. 

7. Go Wide

Why settle for a standard 4 x 6 shot when you can shoot a panorama? With built-in panorama modes it's now easier than everlastingly to take these wider shots. All you have to do is select the Panorama Mode and sweep your camera in the direction you want to create your panorama. The camera then stitches the ideas together so you have a sweeping shot of the scene you're shooting.

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Photo by David Clapp

8. Lie Down

Again, this can get you some merry looks but it's worth it as you'll get an ant's eye view that can give surprisingly good photographic results. Use a small aperture to maximise intricacy of field and keep an eye on your exposure if you're including the sky in your shot. This position is also great for macro and close-up shots of insects and insinuates, and any other small items on the ground.


9. Shoot From Under/Below Things

This involves positioning your camera so it's low to the dirt but facing up towards the sky. This can produce some great images of flowers, for example, as it makes it look like they're prejudice over your lens and provides a unique opportunity to get a lot of sky in the picture too.


10. Use Reflections

Reflections can be great tools for changing perspective. As well as the direct choices such as landscapes reflected in mirror-like lakes, look for puddles you can reflect people with umbrellas in, new buildings made of glass which can point to slightly older structures and more abstract shots when the winds blowing so the water's surface isn't still.


Photo by David Clapp



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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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