From a low angle | Photography Challenge

This weekly photo challenge is deigned to complement our free online photography basics classes. Each week we will set a different theme and your homework is to go out and photograph a collection of images related to that theme.

 

You can start this challenge whenever you like and do the different themes in any order you see fit. Think of these challenges as a photography workout. Don’t just do them once and not revisit them. If you do start these challenges as you begin our online basics classes then in a few months why not revisit older challenges to see how much better a photographer you have become.


 
Photo Challenge Mmeory Gate
 

Also try to think outside the box as much as possible. Photography is as much about creative interpretation as it is about technical prowess.

 

If at any time you’d like a critique of your images then please feel free to email us.

 
changing position
 

What makes a photograph interesting?

The subject is of course important and there are numerous other elements that can arouse interest in a viewer but one of the most powerful is a familiar subject portrayed in an unfamiliar way. This can be achieved with lighting or a carefully considered composition but one of the more fun ways are to photograph a subject from an unfamiliar angle.

The angle we’re considering today is a low angle.

 
forest-low angle
 
eiffel-tower low angle
 

First of all find a subject which you wouldn’t normally see from a low angle. A tall building could be an interesting subject but unless you are directly underneath it you’ll not really be creating anything too special.

 

Experiment by putting your camera on the floor or shooting from the hip. Sometimes this ‘blind’ photography can bring about surprising results.

 
palm-trees low angle
 
turin low angle
 

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