A photograph looks different when it is shot from an unusual point of view. An unusual point of view is a view that many photographers would not have tried. May be it is something very contemporary or unconventional. A conventional photograph is one that is normally shot from a comfortable zone. When we try to jump out of a common path the photo automatically becomes different. The unusual point of view creates an extra attention to the photo.
The following tips may help you to shoot something unusual.
- Come out of the tourist instinct and avoid seeing things from a gallery point of view or a tourist guide’s point of view.
- Go around the subject if possible or visualize the other sides of the subject.
- Step out of the common path…and refrain from shooting along with most other persons with a camera.
- Avoid eyelevel point of view as far as possible. Look at the subject little from a low level or climb up little elevations.
- Include some interesting foreground… a suitable or meaningful foreground will make the point of view truly unusual.
- Shoot through arches, doorways, holes, fences, jolly etc. to make it interesting.
- Look for interesting reflections in the foreground or background.
- Shoot people from others point of view – an over the shoulder shot will be exciting and unusual.
- Overlap the subject meaningfully on to a suitable background to make the subject unusual.
- Use extra wide-angle lenses for unusual perspective distortions and visual effects.
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