Capturing different perspectives is key to engaging photographs. The human brain is used to seeing things a certain way, so when we take a photo in a new or different way, the viewer is immediately drawn in to the photo. If you are taking photos of animals, you can photograph a different perspective by engaging the animal’s natural curiosity. Do not make them sit still. Let them move close to you, let them check you out, and you will take photos that really reflect who they are as creatures! Keep snapping away – you’ll be amazed by what you get.
Here are some examples:
This is Scout on my lap looking up at me. He always lays there while I am watching TV, so I decided to see what I could capture at that level.
This horse wanted to eat my lens – so I let him
Ahhh – my piggies from Happy Holler. They wondered what I was doing laying on the ground in front of them… got some great expressions!