Thursday, March 24, 2011

Photo Tip #4 - Move around for different perspectives

One thing I've learned about landscape photography is you need to move around to capture different perspectives. You'd be surprised at how many different photos you can get from just one spot. La Jolla Cove alone can produce hundreds of shots!

One day, as I was driving along the coast in Oceanside, I came across a spot I'd often seen. This particular day, the sun was just right, getting ready for another beautiful Southern California sunset. When I looked down the street I saw some drain pipes leading to the beach. I could see the sun lighting the inside of the drain pipes so I decided to stop and snap a few shots.

I first set up outside just outside the drain pipes with my wide angle lens. I was only a foot or so from them to capture the first shot you see. This is still one of my favorites.

I snapped a couple and then thought, what the heck, I'm going to crawl inside those pipes for a different look. I took photo #2 from just inside the pipe. Kind of a fun look.

Of course, that wasn't enough for me so I crawled all the way in to get photo #3. There was no way to get a tripod inside the pipes, so I just used my arms as a tripod and got as low as I could.

As you can see, moving around helped me capture 3 different looks. It's like that almost anywhere you shoot.

So move around. Shoot up high....shoot down low... crawl around...climb up...and don't be afraid to get a little dirty. In the end, you'll come up with endless possibilities!


Janice said...

omgosh... these are amazing!

Karla Loria said...

Love it!!!

Maryjo said...

Berto and I are privileged to have "Drain Pipe Sunset" in our living for all to see. Amazing photography.