For a Change of Perspective, Stand on a Balcony or Climb a Tree (Day 11 of 31)
A simple change of perspective can sometimes give you ideas with your photos. It need not even be a lot of effort. Just getting up high is one way I’ve found to facilitate a shift in viewpoint that can lead to some interesting pictures.
When you’re at a different level, not only do your scenes look different; you also see shapes and details you hadn’t noticed before. People’s expressions and features aren’t quite the same.
Check out the work of Russian photographer Alexander Rodchenko who said, “the most interesting viewpoints of today are ‘from the top down’ and ‘from the bottom up'”. His use of unusual angles, often from above, make his photos captivating and dynamic.
Newness sharpens your mind as much as your eyes. Making minor adjustments to try for a fresh approach can sometimes lead down a path of exploration. That’s been my experience, at any rate—it doesn’t necessarily take a large-scale change to find something that’s satisfyingly novel.
(For the month of October 2017, I’m participating in the 31 Days bloggers’ challenge. You can find out about it here, and check out the interesting work other bloggers are posting.)