No matter if you’re shooting photos or video, you may want to achieve some unique angles and access some places that are not easily accessible. In this video, Jay P. Morgan shows you a couple of ways to achieve unique camera angles and spice up your photo and video work.
Jay uses Platypod Max for larger cameras and Platypod Ultra for smaller ones. It’s a handy little flat tripod you can use on various occasions, and here’s our view on it. If you’d rather DIY something like it, you can find a tutorial here, or maybe get an old frying pan and make this “frypod.”
Whichever approach you decide to use, here are some ideas for getting creative camera angles.
Shooting at a low angle can have different purposes in your photos or videos. It gives a point of reference for scale, depicts a sense of awe, authority, power, and importance. You can get low with the Platypod or its DIY version and add to your story by shooting from a low angle.
You can put your camera in tight places such as a microwave, a fridge, or a washing machine. This adds some creativity and unique angles to your shots, and for example, it can be great for commercials or culinary videos.
You can also shoot at some places that are not very easy to access. For example, put your camera on a table close to the people sitting. If you combine a Platypod with a C-pan arm, you can add some motion to your videos and create slide shots.
Finally, you can shoot at high angles. Jay uses a Platypod and screws it onto a door or a beam. But for those of you who want to go full DIY, some scrap plywood will do, too. Strap the (DIY) Platypod onto a tree or a fence, a telephone pole, you name it – and you’ll get a high-angle shot.
Do you have some ideas for getting unique camera angles? Have you tried the Platypod or any of the DIY versions?
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