Lessons from the Scene: Composition Perspective by George Hsia

By George Hsia, www.georgehsia.com
 
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Perspective is always important when telling a story or shooting photos.
 
Point of View – The vantage point of the photographer, where he is positioned when creating an image. It is also how the photographer perceives the subject and as a result choosing how to position himself in relation to it.
 
Having the right point of view allows you to focus on your subject in the best way possible. Sometimes we want to be at eye level with our subject and our subject isn’t always at our eye level.
 
Using different angles can help you create interesting photos. Try lying down on the floor or shooting from over your head. Taking photographs from a different perspective shows your viewer something they won’t always see from their point of view.
 
Giving viewers a different perspective is illuminating to their own vision.