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Lighting and Camera Angles
Tip Provided by Dave
Here's a collection of photos that I put together just to visually illustrate how making minor changes in background, lighting and camera angle can sometimes appear as much bigger changes in the end photograph. The first picture is a shot of the overall setup that I used. My wife volunteered her little Lladro "Cat & Mouse" piece as the subject - yes, I was very careful :-)
Cat & Mouse - Overall Setup
This collage is shows the same camera angle, but minor differences in lighting and backgrounds. Cat & Mouse - First Collage
In this one, I got a little more creative with camera angles. Cat & Mouse - Second Collage
And in this one, even a little more creative. Cat & Mouse - Third Collage
The idea here is to encourage experimentation. We all know instinctively that there are photos that "work", and those that don't. They're usually impossible to define, but we sure know them when we see them. There have been many examples of ones that work really well from all of your posts on the forum over these pasts months.
Try to look at the subject from every angle you can think of, take a shot or two from each of those angles, maybe you'll be surprised as I was on some of these. To me, that's the "fun" part of photography.
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