When shooting portraits, shooting at a high or low angle is a good way to convey a message. But, the angle can also make a big difference when it comes to composition and the lighting, helping you make the best out of your shots. In this video from Adorama TV, Gavin Hoey demonstrates how a simple change of shooting heights can make a dramatic difference in your portraits.
High-angle shots can make your subject appear weak or vulnerable. But what about low-angle shots? Do they help you achieve the exact opposite effect? Well, they can, but not necessarily. In this video from Studio Binder, learn more about low-angle shots the effect they have on your photography or video.
I love low angle photography! It brings fresh and unusual angles that makes your pictures stand out. You can buy Platypod for this purpose but I didn’t want to spend $100 on a chunky piece of metal. This site have many suggestions for do-it-yourself low angle stands including a frying pan. Good luck taking it on your trip. Here is a super low angle solution under $20. In addition, in my opinion, it is more stable, probably lighter and more compact then Platypod.
While we talk to people while we photograph them, we often don’t notice some imperfections that only become obvious in post. Most of us have “the better side” of our face or the angle that flatters us the most. And as a portrait photographer, it’s your job to find the perfect angle for every subject you shoot. Photographer Ernesto Sue shares five tips that will help you achieve it, and demonstrates it through his own photoshoot.
Composition is one of the crucial elements of photography. It’s a powerful tool to express the idea and communicate your message. In this video, Ted Forbes focuses on low angle photography, how it works and what it communicates. He also presents useful ideas for combining points of view and getting dramatic, powerful and unique shots.
Grabbing low angle footage and photos is somewhat of a challenge. Even the lowest of tripods have some height to them. Then again, you probably don’t want to put your camera on the sand. Here is one of the cooler ideas ever shared courtesy of Roger Payne at fujifilm-blog. Oh, and it uses a frying pan. Really.
Actually once you see this, you will never realize how you lived your life without a frying pan tripod before.
You would need an old frying pan (please remove grease prior to use), a ballhead, a nut and a bolt.