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Tip on angles

One of the easiest ways to improve your shots is by taking some care about the angle you shoot in/under.

As you can see in the samples in this blogpost there can be a HUGE difference.
The problem is that often the images you create during workshops or photoshoots where there is a lot of attention for styling already look really cool when shot from… well almost any angle, so often people are already impressed with the shots and don’t take the extra effort to do more, and why should they? often the responses from the public is also WOW, AMAZING, COOL… etc.

However those same images can be so much stronger when you also play with your angles.
Personally I love the way the images change and would really advise you to also play with these, even if you prefer the eye level shots in this series 😀

As you can see in the following samples I first changed my angle in the horizontal manner, and than I actually started shooting from much lower angles, for me the lines and drama are much more present in those really low angles.

Styling/model : Nadine

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Rock that low and wide angle

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.

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Don’t be afraid to go wide

Often you hear the question “what’s the best lens for….”
In my opinion there is not really a best allround lens…. it all depends on creativity, what you want and what you need.
In model photography often wide angles are labeled as “not done” and I can understand this, a wide angle distorts the image (if you’re not careful) and it’s not a lens that will be great for model separation from the background.


However having said that… the wide angle can be awesome for some special effect shots, for example lay on the floor and let the model jump very close to you and you can get some pretty funky stuff like this shot we did with Manon during the workshops in Studio76 this weekend.

Manon Februari 15 Eersel (13 of 41)-EditSo although people say “don’t” always try to find a solution in which you say “it will work”, this will make your work stand out from the crowd because somehow now a days a lot of people just believe what’s being told online and don’t even try it anymore, be smarter 😀