Phototips on Saturday: Perspective
I’ve been participating in photo101 over the last two weeks. In the last week, one of the themes has been perspective or point of view. In my landscapes I am particularly fond of a low viewpoint (often just above the ground). I have been known to lie on the ground for some of my shots. As a result, most of my landscapes are taken between eye level and ground level.
This weekend we have been given optional work for photo101. Two mini project options were provided:
- Study light throughout the day. Select one location or object to which you’ll return to see how the light changes — and how it affects this particular shot. Snap test shots during each session, so you can compare the results.
- If you don’t want to limit yourself to one location or subject, look for unexpected angles from which to take your images. Take note of how new POVs invite different types of light.
Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been good today (read significant rainfall that hasn’t stopped all day). Nevertheless, I wanted to take myself out of my comfort zone and take some architectural shots today. I managed a quick outing late today and have selected three images to show. I am hoping the sun may come out tomorrow to provide a comparison with today’s photos. In the meantime the following is what I have achieved so far.
All photos are of the Globe Theatre in Palmerston North, New Zealand. I have stuck with using the same lens for all (16-35mm zoom). Further options would exist with alternative lenses.