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An Unusual POV

Unusual. In this week’s Photography 101 post on point of view, Lynn Wohlers offers great advice on how to show…

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Unusual. In this week’s Photography 101 post on point of view, Lynn Wohlers offers great advice on how to show your own unique way of looking at the world:

Challenge yourself to rethink your ideas about what subjects are appropriate, and then challenge yourself again to find an unusual perspective on your subject.

For this challenge, let’s keep Lynn’s advice in mind. Go out and take photos and share a shot that reveals a new and different POV. You can take a picture of a familiar subject in a fresh way, as I did of the iconic London Eye in the image above. Instead of a more traditional shot — placing the structure in the middle of the frame and taking it from a more straightforward angle — I focused on the paper art plastered on a red telephone booth along the embankment, further away, and placed the London Eye in the left of the frame, seemingly insignificant.

You can consider other approaches, too:

  • Use something natural (window, tree, wall of a building, etc.) to frame your shot.
  • Get low on the ground to take a picture from a very different angle.
  • Focus on a specific part of a person, object, or structure (instead of all of it) — or intentionally cut off a part of your subject or scene.
  • Place something in between you and your subject/scene to offer a distinct perspective, as shown in this shot of Istanbul, taken from in between the rails of a bridge:

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO WITH AN UNUSUAL POINT OF VIEW.

cheri lucasWe look forward to seeing what you come up with!

– Cheri

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    1. And here it is:

      Upside Down
      On a bike trip a while ago I came across a little lake. It was fascinating, the water was perfectly calm. It was like I was looking right into a mirror. Even more, the image in the water seemed much clearer than the bright sky on this summer day.
      http://wp.me/p2XOim-9d

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