Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV
September 6, 2013 1 Comment
Challenge yourself to rethink your ideas about what subjects are appropriate, and then challenge yourself again to find an unusual perspective on your subject.
For this challenge, let’s keep Lynn’s advice in mind. Go out and take photos and share a shot that reveals a new and different POV. You can take a picture of a familiar subject in a fresh way, as I did of the iconic London Eye in the image above. Instead of a more traditional shot — placing the structure in the middle of the frame and taking it from a more straightforward angle — I focused on the paper art plastered on a red telephone booth along the embankment, further away, and placed the London Eye in the left of the frame, seemingly insignificant.
You can consider other approaches, too:
- Use something natural (window, tree, wall of a building, etc.) to frame your shot.
- Get low on the ground to take a picture from a very different angle.
- Focus on a specific part of a person, object, or structure (instead of all of it) — or intentionally cut off a part of your subject or scene.
- Place something in between you and your subject/scene to offer a distinct perspective
This past week, I took this photo at sunrise from my back yard. What’s “unusual” in this photo is part of one of our trees in the left bottom foreground. I’ve edited the photo a bit with Picasa to increase the contrast of colours between earth and sky. Please check out the other entries here.
This shot was taken a few minutes later, and is more of a close-up of the children’s playground.