Share your point of view

Siân Lewis shows how to take dy­namic first-per­son ac­tion and life­style shots

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Share your view of the world by tak­ing pho­tos from a first-per­son per­spec­tive

‘Point of view’ or first-per­son shots are fun to pho­to­graph and make great ad­di­tions to your travel al­bums. They’re also great for shar­ing what you’re up to with­out tak­ing a selfie. There’s no need to in­vest in a Go­Pro sports cam­era – with an in­ge­nious ac­ces­sory you can get bril­liant im­ages of your ad­ven­tures.

It’s easy to get started. Shoot your hands and feet in dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions, such as pat­ting a dog, dan­gling over a wall or buy­ing an ice cream. At such close range, a su­per wide-an­gle lens is a big help for get­ting ev­ery­thing in shot, but you could use your kit lens at its widest zoom set­ting too.

Hands-free shots re­quire a bit more prepa­ra­tion. We’ll show you how to take a shot of yourself cy­cling, blur­ring the back­ground for a sense of speed.

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