Saturday, May 12, 2012

Point of View

Point of view matters to how a photograph will feel, and thus what it communicates.
Consider a low point of view, an image in which the camera is obviously at the height of a child's eye, looking up. How will this affect an image of:
  • A toy
  • A smiling young woman
  • An angry man
Consider those same three subjects, shot from seven feet up, looking down.
The results won't be consistent and reliable, but with a little thinking and visualization, you should be able to imagine different feelings and ideas evoked by the combination of viewpoint and subject.

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