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:
From the orange’s perspective:
From directly above:
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!