- posted by Jennifer
- Today we're going to talk about perspective and how it can be used to tell a story. What is perspective you ask? Well it's mostly about moving your feet and your body.
In this first example, Carie took pictures of many angles of Rocco and Ty playing. As you see in the first photo, you can't really tell the difference in size. You might guess in the second photo, but by the third photo you have no doubt how much smaller Rocco is verses Ty. First, these photos wouldn't have been possible if Carie just stood still and waited for the dogs to move around her. Second, having these different perspectives adds an element of mystery and tells a story.
You have to move yourself....move your feet.
- Next, Natalie and Ryan were in the battered warehouse at the Old Sugar Mill. While I was inside, Teresa quickly ran outside and came up with the 2nd photo in this series. Two completely different photos and perspectives by just moving our feet.
- Teresa and I again have two completely different perspectives. Which do you like better?
- The lesson to learn from these examples is to be mobile. Find out what something looks like from the top, the side, the bottom. Use different perspectives to tell a story. Yes lay on the ground and get dirty! Swing from rafters. Take a few risks. And move your feet!
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