When I first starting using a camera I adopted the usual pose ~ stand there, take the shot, no thought about it just point and shoot
I took ok photographs but sometimes I had missed capturing the subject at it’s best!
To be more creative in your photography and get interesting perspectives of your subject then keep in mind that you may need to get down to the same level as your subject
Think about your subject and how you can show it at it’s best angle
What exactly about the subject you are trying to highlight? How can you capture it?
Do you need to come up or down to it’s level if it is an insect or a flower or a pet?
Such as my dog, Druitt the Adventure Dog 🙂
You might have something to lean up against so you don’t lose your balance or adopt a stance that will support you such as a lunge
Or you might have to kneel on the ground or stand on a ladder
Looking down or looking up. These are all different ways to get to your subject without a tripod
This may also get you into a pose like this! So you may need to start yoga to loosen up those limbs 😉
Lory by laura malucchi on 500px
Another way to utilise a perspective that you don’t feel like getting all bent out of shape for is using a tripod
I recently bought a lightweight tripod that folds right up upon itself and one that gets into all sorts of angles
Which came in handy when I was photographing a sunset a few days ago when I noticed these little rock pools behind me and thought how great they would look lit up by the sunset
I got this tripod all the way down to shin height and starting shooting
So think about how to get yourself to your subject level perspective and watch a new style in your photography emerge
So you can get shots like this …..
And don’t forget to get under subjects like trees and shoot up!!