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The Best Way to Capture a Low Angle Picture

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When it comes to photography, angles can make all the difference. A low angle picture, for example, can add interest and drama to an image. In this article, we’ll discuss a few tips for taking low angle photos that are sure to impress. So if you’re looking to try something new, keep reading!

An image of the undercarriage of a bridge. Low Angle – 30 Day Photography Challenge TipsWhen you look up, what do you see?
This is what you want to think about when you’re taking photos. All too often we just look at what’s around us, without ever looking up or down.
Now, I’ve gone for a pretty drastic effect here, but don’t feel like you have to match it. There’s no reason why you have to look straight up.
Sometimes just placing your camera on the ground and snapping away is good enough for a low-angle shot. The idea is that you’re either close to the ground and looking up, or you remove the ground (and the horizon) from the equation altogether and look at something much taller than yourself.
When you remove the horizon from the photo, it disrupts the balance of the photo and make the angle feel rather precarious. This can be a very powerful tool when it comes to composition as you can make the viewer feel uneasy, without them necessarily understanding why.
If you would like to keep track of the 30 Day Photography Challenge, come on over to my Facebook page, Twitter and/or Pinterest, and share your photos with me and the rest of the community. The best ones will be included in these posts. Alternatively, you can leave a comment below. (Note: if you’re linking from Facebook, be sure to ‘copy image address’).

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