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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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10. CHANGE YOUR POINT OF VIEW

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AS YOU MIGHT imagine, making the effort to explore a new position or viewpoint (other than your default) is a very useful skill to have if you’re a human who deals with other humans on a regular basis. But in addition to being a valuable tool for diplomacy, when taken literally, changing your viewpoint can open up entirely new possibilities for compelling photographic compositions.

Captured in a park in downtown Miami, Figure 10.1 owes its entire existence to an altered point of view. On the day we were shooting, there happened to be some sort of safety fair taking place in the vast parking lot surrounding us in the ...

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