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The importance of perspective to your photos

By October 17, 2017 Photography No Comments

When you’re composing your image, one thing to think about is where you are in relation to your subject.

Changing your point of view can entirely change an image.

When you’re looking through your viewfinder after you’ve composed your image, take a step to your right or left and notice how the image changes.


This picture of Kristin and her son Andy was shot from above them on the swing set.

Consider your height; are you at eye level with your subject or looking down at them? Photographing from below your subject will create a feeling of height. Conversely, photographing from above them will make them appear smaller. The best thing that you can do is to experiment with perspective to see how it changes your pictures.

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