Positioning your camera near the ground can take your photos to new heights


posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 7:00 AM EST


Photographers are often looking for ways to help separate their work and make their images stand out. A great way to do this is to utilize a distinct camera angle. If you want to get a neat perspective, try shooting from a very low angle. In Jay P. Morgan's latest video for The Slanted Lens, he discusses the different ways you can shoot low and what type of gear you might need.

Just because you want a low angle doesn't mean you need to literally set your camera on the ground. A Platypod Max will allow your camera, even if it's a very large set up, sit comfortably and safely just above the ground.

When shooting a full-body portrait, for example, Morgan discusses the advantages of shooting below eye level. If you shoot down on a person, they can look unnatural and their legs appear shorter. On the other hand, if you shoot lower, you can accentuate a person's legs. Perspective is powerful. See low camera angles in action in the video below.

(Via The Slanted Lens