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2) PERSPECTIVE [Change Yours!]

Look at this picture of some cubs on a tour at the BBC in London:



Sure, it captures the cubs and that’s great, but I want to tell you about the vastness of the studio one.  By changing my perspective and stepping back I see more opportunity and can use the cubs to provide scale, giving it more impact.



So, I know I said fill the frame, but stepping back from a scene helps you assess it and think about what you are trying to convey.


If you only take one thing from Lightism, let it be this: Nearly everyone takes pictures stood up from their eye level…take one shot like this and then buck the trend and get low (or high or wide and move around to try and see things differently)…..
Your photography will instantly improve!


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2 comments to “2) PERSPECTIVE [Change Yours!]”

  • Gareth, January 10, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Love the series, but couldn’t help but notice the ‘asses’, I think you meant ‘assess’ 🙂

    • lightism, January 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks Gareth, will change that.

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