Use Hills and Slopes for Photographs that Disorient the Viewer

If you’re looking for a photo idea, try this: grab a friend, find some sloped ground, and have them lean for a photo. Photographer Paul Octavious snapped these beautiful photographs of two of his buddies using this idea.

Tilting your camera on sharp slopes can produce some pretty disorienting photos, both of people and buildings. Photographer Dan Ng used this idea on the streets of San Francisco, showing sloped ground as flat and everything on it as slanted.

(via Colossal)

Image credits: Photographs by Paul Octavious and used with permission

  • MadMolecule

    So… are those folks in the background playing tennis on a hill?

  • Mike Glover

    hehe.. cool idea. Will have to try it out one day.

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  • kendon

    i gotta admit, the first one puzzles me a bit. the second one is just pure lame, if you tilt your camera make sure you don’t include a horizon that spoils the effect…