Share your point of view
Siân Lewis shows how to take dynamic first-person action and lifestyle shots
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.