Looking for a challenge this week? I have the perfect photo project for you. This is an assignment I give my students who are first picking up a film camera: Point of View (POV). A photographer’s vantage point is so important and can truly bump up your photography game. I also think considering POV allows you to consider the world around you – making one more aware.
Eventually, you may find yourself creating an entire series of photographs with a specific POV. This will yield authenticity and an aesthetic that brands your own work.
In the next two weeks, take photographs using the following list. Consider your point of view and where you can move. Where you and your camera are will determine the message of the photo!
As you are shooting, post your photos on social media using the hashtag #masterthepov so we can all see and share.
Points of View to Find and Photograph
*All images are my own
Birds Eye View: Get up in the air or on a chair and look down
Worms Eye View: Get on the ground and look up! The tree on the left is actually only about 3ft. tall.
Squat: Yes, squat and be mid level- see how this changes the subject
Bellybutton Shots: Hold your camera at your bellybutton in a large crowd. No, you will not be able to look at the image, but it can give you some seriously cool results
Your own eye level: Bring it back to the basics
Surprise me! Find a new angle and POV not on this list! I would love to see it. The one below is my “lurker” POV.
Don’t forget to use that hashtag #masterthepov on Instagram. Follow me to see what I have done.