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What is the best angle at which to take different photographs?

14 Aug 2012 2:36PM

Quote:Maybe a little SOH is required?
I thought it was quite funny ;0

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Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
14 Aug 2012 2:37PM

Quote:He was having a joke Cole - your mastery of English is not quite complete

Hi Ho Hi Ho, back to the school I go.... Smile
and I'm Snow White
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
14 Aug 2012 2:42PM
I think you are a bit too orange for that.... Smile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.3k 33 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 2:54PM

Hi Ho Hi Ho, back to the school I go.... Smile

Don't forget the apple for teacher.Wink
Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
14 Aug 2012 3:39PM

Quote:Don't learn the 'rule of thirds' Sad it restricts creativity.

Quote:And don't be scared of converging verticals, despite what some expert critics say,

Disregard the so-called "rules of composition?"

Do I detect a kindred spirit here?

You'd be a breath of fresh air in the CG Ivan.
mdpontin 13 6.0k Scotland
14 Aug 2012 3:45PM
Hmm...I'd say learn the 'rule of thirds'. It's an excellent guide for composing. Once you've learned it, you can choose to break it - it's not compulsory!
adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
14 Aug 2012 4:04PM

Quote:Are we? Didn't notice that .Maybe a little SOH is required? Wink
He was having a joke Cole - your mastery of English is not quite complete Grin

I suspect Coles' mastery of mathematics might be a tad better than yours.
Especially if he adds CAH & TOA.
JackAllTog Plus
8 4.9k 58 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 4:14PM

Quote:....anything will do

Some car photographer's drop the left or right side of the camera to angle a car as if its going up/downhill for a faster speed look.
Some architecture photographer get down low and point up a bit (Ade) to get forground interest and buildings.
Some fashion/bloke photographer's shoot a foot or so below eyeline to give the subject more presence.
Some fashion shoots of girls get above them to soften their look or draw attention to their faces.
Some macro shooters shoot straight down to the ground, star gazers point up much more.

To shoot for the public shoot proven styles, to shoot for other photographers try fresh angles to the norm.

to quote your quote
Quote:....anything will do
as long as you like it.

Best wishes
Sooty_1 7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 5:26PM
Adrian...a trigonometric joke! Not something you see every day....

On a more serious note, it's a good practice to get an old slide mount or card cut out to the same aspect as your sensor and look through it, change your angles and positions and distance from your eye to see how stuff appears framed by it, then you can gauge what angles and focal lengths look better than others. You can keep a slide mount in your pocket anywhere you go (except maybe the swimming pool...Tongue) you will soon get used to seeing which angle is better or worse.
Change heights, walk round subjects, try to see how many different shots you can get. There is no substitute for experience, and you will only gain experience for yourself.

There is no simple answer to the OP's question.

JJGEE 12 7.1k 18 England
14 Aug 2012 6:43PM

Quote:Maybe a little SOH is required?

Quote:Especially if he adds CAH & TOA.

Blimey, not used those acronyms for around 38 years...but do bring back happy memories Wink
ourdayphotos 5 229 Scotland
14 Aug 2012 7:21PM
And what's your favourite shape? I like a squiggly one, like some puddles..
20 Aug 2012 1:18PM
Hey guys, thank you all so much for your comments! I now get it! thanks for the help, i really enjoyed your feedback Wink
20 Aug 2012 1:19PM
A favourite shape? Hmm, it would have to be lines! ro in other words stripesSmile
20 Aug 2012 1:20PM
I mean *or

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