11.15.2013

Photo Tip Friday - Using Different Angles

Welcome Back!

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. 











In this shot, I placed Dionysus on the left side and made sure to get the Alligator Bender by Nathaniel Choate in the shot. And just to the right of that sculpture is one more, further in the distance. 








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! 

Mary





4 comments:

  1. I never think about the angles with photography. I'm usually just happy to snatch a picture. I like the closeup photos the best.

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    1. Next time you snap a shot, move a little bit and try a different angle Joyce! ;)

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. My favorite ones are number 4 and 6. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I like them all, the second to last is my favorite though because it's a unique angle.

    I saw you linked up at My Turn for Us and came to say hello. :)

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