Viewpoint – Quick Photography Tutorials

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” 
― Ansel Adams


“Viewpoint and it’s Importance”


You know what? This specific rule is always applied. No matter what you are clicking where or when. So what is viewpoint actually? To understand the concept of viewpoint, take your camera out and garb some kid to shoot. Take three pictures of him, one from top another by getting on your knees and clicking him at his eye level and last one by getting on the ground and shooting bottom up.

What did you notice? In the first picture you get the viewpoint of an adult looking at the kid which makes the kid appear small. In the second one you are getting the viewpoint of the kid himself and voila! the kid is not small any more. In the last one you are getting what I call bug’s eye viewpoint which makes the kid appear giant.

So conclusively viewpoint is the perception, you get of your subject from a certain angle and it changes with the change of the angle or with the change of what we call viewpoint. Remember I told you this rule is always applied, its because you will get some perception no matter what angle or position you choose to shoot in. But cleverly chosen viewpoint can create desired mood and feel in the photograph. For example same kid can be depicted as small, significant or giant just with the change of viewpoint.

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