Photography: Point-of-View

Now, I want you to focus on your point-of-view.  As beginner photographers, it’s hard to not be in the trap of: stand, hold the camera to your face, and take an image.  Rather, I want you to learn how your viewpoint is changed when you move.

Think about how other things in the world, see the world.  For example: what does an ant see?  How about a bird?  They are surprisingly different viewpoints, and create unique composition and tensions in our photography.

Some examples of POV (point-of-view) photography:

Via photographytips.com.au

Via publicspace-photography.blogspot.com

Via pxleles.com

Via 123rf.com

ASSIGNMENT:

Take a photograph that features a unique POV (point-of-view).  Utilize your skills in lighting, composition and cropping.  This photograph is due (and will be critiqued by the class) Friday, April 13th.

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