Today's tip is about changing your perspective when taking pictures.
I'm going to use one subject from different angles to show you how to change your thinking in taking pictures.
So let's get started.
We were able to visit Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina this summer. It was amazing!
This statue is covered in gold. Yes, real gold.
I included the first shot to show you the context of where Dionysus by Edward McCaartan is. Notice the high, round shrubs? They surround the statue, but at a distance.
There are usually others at the gardens at the same time so you have people to deal with as well when trying to take pictures.
I walked the entire way around Dionysus, looking for good shots.
The second picture is from the side. Notice the pedestal he stands on.
And the third picture is from the back.
Notice how the trees form a green background for the picture? It's nice, but still seemed a bit distracting to me.
So I moved around to try a different background and took the fourth picture with the sky.
I didn't like the shot as much as I thought I would.
Then, I took some closeups.
It's amazing how the sculpture is so life like. You almost expect to hear a growl.
And, by walking around the sculpture, you focus on a different aspect.
The photos have a different feel to them.
So, which shots do you like the best and why?
Please discuss what you like or what you would change.
As always, feel free to leave comments and questions below.
Hope this tip helps!
Keep on clicking!