Take & Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey: Change your shooting height to enhance portraits


posted Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM EDT


If you look at a lot of portraits, a common theme is that many images are captured at or near a typical eye height. This makes sense given how people move around the world and capture images. However, by mixing up your shooting height, you can dramatically change the overall look and feel of your images and capture portraits that stand out from the crowd.

In the newest episode of Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey, Gavin shows how getting higher or lower than your model changes the emphasis in your portrait images. When shooting from a low level, you can emphasize the foreground more. When shooting from above, you can completely eliminate the background, which may prove beneficial if the background is detracting from your image. Gavin puts these ideas into practice in the video below with a model in a field of flowers.

You can see additional tutorial content from Gavin Hoey by heading to his website.

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