I reckon one mistake that is common amongst many amateurs is that they don’t consider the angles of photography. Too many of us look at the subject and center it in the frame thinking that is the best shot, when in actual fact it may not be.
Let’s face it, centering the picture is pretty boring and this is accentuated by the fact that many people do it. Taking it from face on may not be the best angle either. Let’s look at some photos I took of a particular subject, in this instance The Sacred Hearts College Chapel which is found on Brighton Rd Somerton Park South Australia.
Rather than taking it from a distance I got closer to the subject giving the photo a different perspective.
I also tried taking it from a different angle giving me this shot.
I thought that the shadow of the palm tree spoiled the shot a little and other than coming back when the sun was in a different spot I walked back some getting the offending palm tree in the shot seeing if that improved the shot a little.
You could even focus on a particular part of a building to see if that would give you just the shot you are looking for.
The beauty about digital cameras, as I have mentioned on more than one occasion, is that it enables you to take a multitude of shots on any given subject, and seeing how this is the case it would be a waste not taking advantage of it. So, instead of just taking one shot of any given subject, take the time to experiment by taking it from different angles and you may be surprised on the outcome.
You may want to check out my Scenic Adelaide blog to see some other photos that I took of Sacred Heart College.
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