This week the prompt at Beyond Layers was “From Above.” FYI a new class is starting January 1 and I HIGHLY recommend it! I love this perspective and find it especially great for still life photos. Taking a photo from above gives you a fresh new take on even the simplest things…books, dried flowers, cups & saucers…..even dishes in your sink (see below).
However, when it comes to taking photos of people with this artistic bent, I find it a bit challenging. I seem to get wrinkled necks, odd looking chins and up the nose shots…clearly I need to perfect that angle. If you have flattering images of people from above, I’d love to see them…please, please, please leave a link in the comment section below.
Anyway, I do seem to have the hang of getting a good photo of inanimate objects and here are a few samples…….
|Flowers are easy….you don’t have to worry about neck folds….just leaf placement.|
|Lavender in a vase….so great from above.|
|Even doing the dishes looks more interesting when shot from above.|