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Need inspiration? Try altering your perspective!

Shooting at eye level is the default position for most photographers. By simply playing with perspective, however, you can change the story behind an image and make it immediately more interesting. Find one subject and […]

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Getting technical about point of view

Your viewpoint when you take a photograph can often transform an everyday scene into something altogether more eye-catching. The three key things that can affect the point of view are: the focal length of your […]

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What's your point of view?

Knowing when, how, and why to alter your perspective, and therefore change your point of view, when taking photos is an important element of good composition. Frequently, it pays to stray from the norm, whether […]

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Choosing your perspective – 7 considerations

A critical part of how any final image will look depends upon where you are positioned and what equipment and settings you choose to use. This is the same for any type of photography, but […]

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Tilted horizons: how to make them work

If you’ve ever looked back over old photos you will remember how ‘off’ it feels to gaze upon a composition where the horizon is just slightly canted to one side. Our brains instinctively know that […]

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Posing for pinups

There are huge differences between modern posing conventions—which are often about making your model appear long and lean—and vintage posing, which, by design, is meant to emphasize feminine curves. It’s worth noting that some of […]

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