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I really get confused sometimes about what angles i should take things at, then i lose the image because something happens like it moves or the light changes. sometimes i go mad and try to take alot of angle shots, but none of them seem right. Can anybody help me? anything will do
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There is no such thing as best angle, as every situation is different, and what you want to achieve varies.
You just have to try them out and see which works best.
From low down, pointing up - that the best angle
Quote: From low down, pointing up - that the best angle.
From the top of the Eiffel Tower??
Seriously, just decide on what you are trying to portray, and then take several versions, after all digital costs nothing as we are continually being told.
Change your distance from the subject and use different focal lengths to vary the size relationship between foreground and background, and also the DoF.
for me animals, people portraits get to the same eye level, focus on the eyes, watch for distracting backgrounds.
Landscapes make sure they are level and have something of interest in the foreground to lead the eye in and up out of the image.
Learn rule of 3rds then break them.
Best of all look at other peoples images that you like study them to see where the light is coming from and what attracts you to it in the first place then go try it similar.
Don't learn the 'rule of thirds' it restricts creativity.
The best angle is the right angle
Quote: The best angle is the right angle
what about the left angle? Is it no good?
Or maybe an obtuse angle?
anything but direct on at 5 ft 8 in high. (although these may be acceptable in the London salon )
seriously though, take a lower or higher than normal view height and try to get some depth by using perspective having a bit of a diagonal in the shot. show us some examples of what you are taking then it may be clearer to everyone what it is that is bothering you, different things work better on different subjects.
And don't be scared of converging verticals, despite what some expert critics say, they can be very effective.
Basically anything can work, it just depends on the subject matter and what you are trying to achieve.
Genrally I have found the best angle to be the one which puts your subject somewhere in the frame - Like Ade says: "the right angle"
Why are we being all obtuse?
Are we? Didn't notice that .Maybe a little SOH is required?
Quote: Are we? Didn't notice that .Maybe a little SOH is required?
He was having a joke Cole - your mastery of English is not quite complete
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