One of the best tips I can give people is to shoot from different angles than eye level.
Eye level is how we see the world but it doesn’t always give the best look for your images.
According to some publications our eyes are app 50mm, but I have to be honest I never really believed that, for example I find myself zooming almost constantly and going from wide to tele, and a lot of people I talk to have the same thing, although some claim to only see wide, and some claim to only see zoomed in…. what are you seeing?
When traveling it’s always cool to shoot some images from a real low angle, and combine this with a nice wide angle and you get some really interesting images, do be aware that a wide angle can really distort the scene, so it’s important to “play with this” and incorporate it into your shot. It will also help to include some objects in the front of the composition that can act as leading lines or just make the image look more interesting. And sometimes your lucky to find a “Subway” cup in a subway station 😀
Today some examples of this technique, shot in different locations during our UK trip.
In this episode of Digital Classroom a full 2 hours on alternative light sources.
A lot of photographers think you need expensive strobes to get great results, but in reality it can be done with much less, even lightbulbs, christmas lights etc. they can all be used for stunning results.
In this 2 hour recording of our live broadcast you can see how Nadine styles the sets and we shoot some killer images with just the available lights, no strobes 😀
And some of the results