A few weeks ago, I discussed how my brother encouraged me to change my lens when I was feeling uninspired. This week, I'll show how a literal change in perspective can provide an opportunity to tell a story.
Before I start, I would like to thank McKenize for being my model for this demonstration!
Below, I have four photos shown. Each photo is closer to my subject than the last, as you can see.
In the first two photos, she is far away which shows how small she is compared to her surroundings. I think this effect can be really cool, however, the photos on their own might not make sense because you can't really see her face. This can be really interesting if pieced together in a story!
The last two photos allow you to see her personality and mood, but the surroundings become more compromised.
That is why I think it's so important to capture a diverse set of photos. If you're a photographer, don't be afraid to experiment with angles and the distances of your subject. You never know what will give you an unbelievable shot!
To me, photography isn't just about getting a picture, it's about knowing your subject and pulling a story out of them.