Apologies, I've had a few website/internet problems the last few days and it has made a couple of the posts vanish... so I'm just putting it all back together :-)
Anyway, I can see that over 100 of you are reading these everyday, so I will get on with lesson number 4 straight away for you.
4. Change Your Perspective
One way to ensure an unremarkable photo is to snap a subject straight-on from eye level.
Everybody knows this particular viewpoint already — we interact with the world from this viewpoint each and everyday. It’s ordinary, it's the norm - so how do we change this ?
Well changing it is easy: shoot from a different view point.
This can mean a few things, the options are plenty:
Change your elevation (e.g. get closer to the ground or get some steps and look from a higher viewpoint)
Change your angle - so rather than straight on - try straight up from the ground or skewed from the side, giving the camera a little angle twist.
Change your distance from the subject - get closer or move further away.
Or you can of course try a combination of all of the options.
You’ll be surprised by how different your shots feel with these changes.
By looking up at the horses head, instead of seeing a green field or yard behind him when we look straight on at him, we see the fabulous blue sky against his dark fur - it really adds another dimension to the image.
Filling the frame by moving closer also makes for a different kind of viewpoint and portrait.
Have some fun with changing your viewpoints.
Look out for Tip number 5 tomorrow.