Oxford School of Photography

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Digital photography tutorial – change shooting angles for better photos

“The shooting angle means, in simple terms, where you stood in order to take the photograph.  For most people, most of the time, they were standing up, looking face-on to their subject when they pressed the shutter button, and why not?  That’s how we saw the scene, and that’s how we want to remember the scene. Nothing wrong with that at all.  In this digital photography tutorial I’ll show you a few alternatives. And give you a gentle workout too!”

I have brought you this short tutorial because I believe that anyone can improve their photography, even at the most basic level, by considering the subject and finding different angles or points of view. Shooting low down or from a high vantage point completely changes the dynamics of an image. You may not know instinctively which angle best suits a particular subject but by practising regulalrly, by exploring different viewpoints, you will build an experience base that helps you to do better, to make more interesting images.

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