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Ideas: different angle photography?

 
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Jan 11, 2008 12:12 |  #1

Even back in the day of high school when I took B&W photography, my teacher said I was great at developing and exposure, just subject matter was too straight laced so to speak. He said I should be more creative.

I have seen a lot of photography in the forums and advertisements in magazines that have made me think. I tend to take my photos either perfectly horizontal or vertical. I have started to like when I see pictures that are taken at different angles. Like camera is in between vertical and horizontal.

The problem is that when I mess around and take odd angle photos, they don't seem right. I know it is personal taste, and that I am trying to get by my own issues with trying to have a perfectly straight picture.

I am not sure how to ask, or if this is even a question. What sort of ideas, or creative ideas of different camera angles. I am just trying to take my photography to the next level. More creative. I love taken candids of the family (wife and 2 year old son with daughter due in March).

Any ideas or photographers that people would recommend me look at to get out of my mold.




  
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Jan 11, 2008 15:14 |  #2

Stop thinking of documenting an item or a scene. Start thinking about abstract components of that scene...color, texture, shape, dynamics in composition. Now pull out those components in a photo in the best manner, horizontal and vertical be damned!


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Jan 11, 2008 18:50 |  #3

Shot the emotion and not the scene...


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Jan 11, 2008 22:48 |  #4

Stop thinking of documenting an item or a scene. Start thinking about abstract components of that scene...color, texture, shape, dynamics in composition. Now pull out those components in a photo in the best manner, horizontal and vertical be damned!

And put your Tamron on 17mm & get close. No, closer than that, to a subject & see how that affects your image.


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Jan 11, 2008 23:45 |  #5

Wide angle photography is always different, try that.


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Jan 12, 2008 09:59 |  #6

alll great ideas! thanks. I like the idea of getting real close at 17mm. Problem is that i ALWAYS have on my 430 ex, I know I know, I am trying to ween my self from that. I just take alot of pictures in my house with wife and son and without flash i have to have camera at high iso's. I always kept camera on 100-200 iso. I have realized that even at 800, the grain is not as bad as i though. I am saving up for a 40d. and if my wife lets me. 5d, which i doubt due to price. But when new 5d comes out, then i can get the old 5d and use that.




  
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Jan 12, 2008 10:07 |  #7

Wide angle photography is always different, try that.

Couldn't agree more, and I like shooting low to the ground, things look a lot different when you look at them from a 2 year olds perspective!


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Jan 12, 2008 10:13 |  #8

DaVinci wrote in post #4687701 (external link)
Couldn't agree more, and I like shooting low to the ground, things look a lot different when you look at them from a 2 year olds perspective!

That is how I shoot mostly. I am not a big fan of seeing the top of my sons head :) but to get the world from his perspective. From taking a snapshot to a photograph.




  
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