Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Here's another bit of advice I read somewhere that changed the way I take pictures: Find a different perspective. The vast majority of all photos are taken from a position 5'2" to 6'2" off the ground. It's the perspective we see everyday as we make our way through life. We look at snapshots others have taken and we quickly recognize the perspective from which it was taken -- the vantage point is familiar to us. To take more compelling photos consider getting low to the ground or climbing to a higher point. Your subject matter may still be ordinary, but you'll cause others to look twice and consider another perspective.
The photo above was taken from the position of lying down on a rock in the middle of the Doe River within the Roan Mountain State Park.