perspective

How Shooting from Eye Level (or Not) Makes a Difference

A very slight and easy change one could implement to an otherwise straightforward approach in street photography (as well as other genres) is to play with shooting from angles other than eye-level. It may an unconscious choice by some people that their perspective doesn't shift much from their own, so I think it's important to discuss how even a minor alteration in angle can improve, or at least change, the image.

Behind the Curtains of a Best Buy Camera Shop

I was hesitant when I first found out that Best Buy had a camera shop in their stores. My experience in the past had been a disappointment, walking through their small camera section was underwhelming and most of the associates avoided that area. I didn’t think too much of it, as cameras were not generally accepted knowledge like it is with computers or TVs. Your average employee would have issues talking about ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and the practical application of these terms.

I’m Thinking About What Sara Said

I had the great privilege of tagging along with photographer Eric Kim for Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai back in 2014 and 2016. GPP is an annual event: the region’s biggest and only photography festival, bringing the world’s best photographers and instructors to Dubai to share their knowledge and experience with the professional and amateur photography community in the Middle East and Africa.

This is Why ‘Zooming with Your Feet’ Isn’t the Same Thing

"Zooming with your feet" means getting closer to your subject physically instead of relying on a longer lens, but you should be aware that the results you won't be the same. Here's a 9-minute video from This Place that looks at how different focal lengths affect perspective when compared to "zooming with your feet."

A Drone Photo of Trees Knocked Down After a Storm

Earlier this month, a storm named Xavier pounded Europe and caused extensive damage. A day after the storm, photographer Julian Stratenschulte took his camera drone out and captured this beautiful and slightly disorienting photo showing a row of trees that were knocked down, from a bird's-eye view.

How I Saw the World Before and After I Became a Photographer

About two years ago, I used to go about my usual everyday life like most people do, not noticing all of the beauty around me. After I picked up a camera and started taking photos of my kids, I started to see the world in a whole new way. Once you start to see it, you can't unsee it.

Camera Captures Animals Eating, From the Food’s Point of View

If you've ever wanted to see what the world looks like as a vegetable being eaten by animals, today's your lucky day. YouTuber Agavem bought some vegetables, mounted a camera to one end, and then visited a park to feed the animals that live there. The viral 4-minute video above is what resulted.

Quick Tip: Composition for Beginners

Improving your composition can bring balance and personality to your photography, simultaneously enabling you to produce more appealing images. And as quick tips go, this 90-second video from Mango Street Lab is absolutely packed full of key compositional advice.

Every Photo Comes with Built-In Debt, or: The Ethics of Photography

We tend to treat the ethics of taking photographs in a very much black and white fashion. We judge "He should never have shot that" or alternatively "She is on firm ground shooting that, it is OK" and then arguments revolve around that, never resolving anything.

Vertical Horizon: Pointing the Camera Up in a Dense Urban Jungle

When I arrived in Hong Kong in 2009, I was not much of a photographer; my creative impulses were channelled largely toward drawing and graphic design. However, after living in the middle of this city, soaking in its dense web of streets and an atmosphere that is somehow thick with vibrancy, my view of photography started to evolve.

Why Zooming with Your Feet is NOT the Same as Zooming with a Lens

You've probably heard it a million times: "zoom with your feet!" This advice comes up almost any time the prime vs zoom lens debate resurfaces, but as anyone with even basic lens knowledge will tell you, zooming with your feet is NOT the same as zooming with your lens.

Photos of Dogs from Directly Below

Photographer Andrius Burba is back again with another set of his trademark "Underlook" photos, which show what various animals look like when viewed from directly below. After tackling cats, rabbits, and horses, Burba's latest series focuses on dogs.

This is What Horses Look Like from Below

Everyone knows what a horse looks like, but have you ever looked up at a horse from below? Photographer Andrius Burba wants to show you what this unusual perspective looks like through his latest project, titled Under-Horse.