Better Angles and an Easy Way to Shoot More Photos

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No matter what you shoot, from pets to travels to food… it’s always important to take multiple shots from different angles and perspectives. To demonstrate, I tried it with the simplest object I could find: An orange. Here was my list of different perspectives to try:

  • Up high
  • Down low
  • Directly above
  • Directly below (through something transparent)
  • From the subject’s perspective
  • Far away, including the scene
  • Super up-close including only details

I didn’t do all of these, but as you’ll see below, I kind of “colored outside the lines” at the end.

Here are some of the photos I took, below, starting with the boring straight-on shot:

Down low, wide angle, including surroundings:

Super up-close:

From the orange’s perspective:

From directly above:

After peeling:

Totally playing with my food!

 

After all of that, the last shot is my favorite… which never would have happened, if I hadn’t been playing with all of the possibilities.

Not all of these are keepers, necessarily. But I had a LOT of fun doing this, and discovered a ton about my camera, my creativity, and all that you can do with an orange.

How many different photos can you take of the same subject? Give it a try at home, and share your five best shots on the Facebook page. I’ll post the best results here in the e-letter!

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