Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Photography: Changing My Perspective

I’m always on the lookout for new photography tips because, well, I’m trying desperately to teach myself how to use my camera. I’m not trying to become a pro or anything, I just wanna capture the best, most interesting shots that I can.

So when I read Julie Rivera’s post on I Heart Faces about lowering your camera angle to change your perspective, I thought, I can do that. Generally, when I take pictures, I stand with my legs spread and my elbows pressed into my sidec for stability which means that I’m almost always looking down on my subjects instead of meeting them at their level (children and pets) or getting creative angles (inanimate objects as well as people). So today, I decided to challenge myself and shoot from varying angles just to see what happens.

I’m pretty happy with what I got…

Challenging My Perspective

For this picture, I laid the camera on the floor and set the timer for 10 seconds. You should have seen me running to the fireplace and “posing” my feet… I thought I’d get a lot of carpet  fibers or something in the shot but I think it came out pretty clear.

Changing My Perspective: Squeekerz

For these pictures, I got down on my belly so that I was eye level with the dog ~ he totally loved it and tried to express his love by licking my camera. Lesson learned? Be prepared to scooch real fast!

How do you take pictures? Do you vary your stance depending on your subject?

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