Thank you to Kelly Moore Clark of Kelly Moore Photography for this amazing guest post on Changing Your Perspective. If you have questions for Kelly, please post them in the comment section on my blog (not Facebook) so she will see them and can answer them.
Perspective: Part 2
Here are 3 more tips to help you change your perspective and improve your photographs continued from Part 1 which can be found here.
4. Don’t get stuck in one location:
I usually will drive to at least 3 different locations during a shoot, and within those locations, I move around constantly. Remember to always pay attention to your surroundings. Pay attention to everything….is there an object that you could shoot through to add foreground to your image? I’m always looking for nooks and cranies to put my subjects in ☺ This is just another way to add variety to your sessions.
5. Framing an image:
How do you put your subject in the frame? We all have our own way that we frame our subjects, and this is what makes each of us unique. I’m certainly not going to sit here and tell you exactly how to do this because it is so much a matter of opinion. I will however tell you to frame your subjects with purpose. Don’t focus, and then click your shutter without consciously deciding where your subject should go. Check out the following images, and notice how I placed the subject within my frame.
6. Last but not least…quit always doing the “tilty tilt” (sorry, had to say it)
Yes, I had to say it! Don’t worry, I used to do it too! Cocking your image at an angle does not make it a cool interesting image. Of course, there are times when tilting your camera for a shot adds a little extra action, just please make sure that this isn’t something you’re doing over and over. If you look at a page of your image thumbnails and it looks like the leaning tower of Pisa, you might need to go into tilt rehab.