Why you should point your camera towards the ground - 5 stunning examples

Why you should point your camera towards the ground - 5 stunning examples

Photo by Alvin Lee

See how simply changing your perspective occasionally to looking down can yield brilliant, interesting shots

Switching your view away from the eye-level scene that's in front of you can create some brilliant and original results, as we covered in our feature on the art of looking up with your camera. The same can be said for looking down and tilting your lens to create shots from above; this is a technique even lesser used compared to looking up, but you can get some incredible shots (you just may need to work a little harder to find interesting compositions) - just take a look at some of these stunning examples:

A view from above. Photo by Gagan Sadana - f/8 | 1/800s | ISO 800
Stairs by Waldemar Błażej - f/1.8 | 1/80s | ISO 100
Raindrops keep falling by J Devaun Photography - f/4.0 | 1/100s | ISO 400

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Bird's eye view of grey tabby sitting in a sink and looking back up. Photo by Alvin Lee - f/1.4 | 1/160s | ISO 640
A number of small autumn leaves on a road with a yellow no parking line. Photo by Steve Palmer - f/5.6 | 1/60s | ISO 125