Essence of Photography: High Angles

These are some examples of high angle perspectives in photography.

August 06, 2021


Get up High

To capture a high angle in your photos, try to find a vantage point where you can look down below like a hill top, apartment window, balcony, or any other similar location.

You can try to create a wide angle photo which captures a big area of the scene.



Look for Details and Shadows

You can also use a telephoto lens to zoom into details. If you go out in the morning or late afternoon, you can get some more interesting shadows in your composition. Notice how the shadows sometimes look more like the subject from that higher perspective.



Don't Forget to Look Down

Sometimes you don't even have to go anywhere, just look down and see what is at your feet!



Other examples of high angle perspective in photography:




Essence of Photography is a series of tips, tutorials, and visual inspiration on a variety of photography skills and techniques.

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