Continue on Brenda’s A Photo Study. Today I am working on High-Angle Photography.
First, I want to let you know that I am going to take a 3-4 week break from blogging. If this week’s Lens-Artists challenge is not too difficult, I may be able to participate before the break. 😉 Anyway, happy photographing, or writing, my friends.
Brenda wrote: “High-angle photography is created when the photographer is situated above her subject(s)–upper floors of a buildings, at the top of stairs, up on a ladder, holding the camera above the head–and the camera is focused downwards. It is often used for the group shot as it is the best way to include everyone in an image and brings about a dynamic element not found in an eye-level image.”
I guess “a dynamic element “ is the key thing. To be honest, most of the times, I shoot high-angle because I was up high. I re-read Brenda’s post a week or two ago, and picked a few photos, but I wasn’t satisfied. It took me a while to realize that the dynamic element I was looking for was missing from a couple of photos that I previously selected. 😉
(Roseville Shopping Mall, Minnesota)
I have read that every time you press the shutter release button, you should have a purpose in your mind. At the time I read it, I wasn’t 100% sure what he meant. Can “having fun” count as a purpose? How about “I wonder how this looks”?
I think my shooting purpose will be different from now on (after this study). I think 😉
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