2016 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 36: Ground Level Perspective – GUEST POST

The challenge this week is to stretch your imagination and shift your perspective.  Photographs from ground level offer a very different view of everyday scenes.  Shooting from ground level is beautiful in nature photography, often giving plants and wildlife a prominent position in the frame.

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Since this technique is an exercise in expanding your artistic vision, it can apply to any number of subjects and environments. Shooting from a low point of view adds an interesting variable to urban scenes, architecture, wildlife, travel, and even portrait photography.

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As pet owners know, it is always exciting to capture images of your pets in their element.  A ground level perspective can be particularly effective in getting the perfect portrait of your furry family members.

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There are innumerable options for creating a beautiful photograph from a ground level perspective.  Some tools may make it easier, but you really don’t need any special equipment for this challenge.  If you have a tripod that can go very low and a remote shutter release, you may find them helpful.  You may also try using the live view function on your DSLR instead of trying to get your head low enough to see through the viewfinder.  Be creative and have fun!

About the author:  Suzy Korreck lives in Boston, MA and enjoys nature and urban photography.  She began participating in the Photo Challenge in November, 2015 although she has been practicing the art of photography for about 16 years, first learning to process and print 35mm black and white film.  Suzy’s Flickr page can be found at www.flickr.com/photos/suzy_q_snaps

The rules are pretty simple:

  • Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Google+Facebook, or Flickr (or all three). Tag the photo #photochallenge.org or #photochallenge2015.
  • The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • The posted image should be a photograph, not a video.
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2016 PhotoChallenge is fun and easy.

About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.