Change your perspective and create images with more impact
Sometimes, all that is needed to make a better than average photograph is a perspective shift- changing the way you normally see things.
Take a fresh view on an ordinary subject by viewing, and then shooting it from different angles. You may not always like what you come up with, but by stretching yourself to try something different you’re opening the door to new ways of looking at things.
A perspective shift made a difference in photographing a small patch of poppy flowers. The poppies are in the midst of dormant grass, and at first glance the scene doesn’t look too promising for creating something beautiful.
So how to go about getting a better-than-average photograph? What most will probably think to do is to move in, and capture the top of the flowers, cropping from view the surrounding area. This will indeed make a better photograph.
However, by changing the position or angle of view, thereby changing the perspective, an image with more impact is created. Creating a better image required the image being shot from ground level. So by sitting, or even laying, on the ground, and angling upward, a more striking image was created–one which also captured a subtle background formed from a lattice fence and the blue sky in the rear.. The focus is on the beauty of the flowers and dead areas around it are effectively eliminated.
By taking the time to evaluate your subject a little more, and challenging yourself to try something beyond the ordinary of what you would normally do, you may be surprised at what you come up with.
Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. (from Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith)