Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday! Sarah of Naptime Momtog and I will be bringing you a new challenge every week, to stretch your shooting and editing skills. This week, Sarah is sharing about how shooting at different angles can change the look of your photo and make it look better then shooting straight forward. She has some great tips this week, so be sure to click HERE to read them…as well as HERE to read an article on Finding Fresh Angles to Shoot From in Photography.
One of Sarah’s tips is to shoot from above. I personally love this angle because it really does flatter nearly everyone. This photo taken from below completely changes the image – in fact, it’s been known to give people double chins. Nobody wants that.
There are also variations of straight on that can work beautifully for a variety of subjects. I’ve become a huge fan of shooting my subjects center frame, wide angle. I will start out wide and then move in closer. I once heard someone say that you should shoot find a way to shoot high, low, wide and detailed on nearly every pose. I’d add that you should also try left-aligned and right-aligned to have another perspective. Whatever you do, get creative. Sometimes it’ll work…other times it won’t.
One more thing that I’ll add (that I noticed as I was going through some of my portraits). In addition to shooting at different angles, I also encourage you to experiment with your focus. For example, in the above shot, I focused on my sister. It’s not necessary that you see the details of her boyfriend…only his expression. Not sure that it works for all portraits, but definitely for couples.
Ready to join in the fun? Here’s how to do it:
1. Read through today’s tutorial.
2. Choose your favorite shot (or more!) to share with us.
3. Don’t forget to grab the button for your post!
4. Link up between now and next Monday.
PS: If you have any photography or editing suggestions, please don’t hesitate to let Ashley or me know! We would love to feature your tutorial.