Here’s how to turn the world on its head – or at least on its side…
01 The long drop
With a shot like this, you need a location that enables you to convey a sense of height. Ensure there’s nothing in the shot, like the scarf in the thumbnail above, that appears to defy gravity. Finally, keep the edges of the frame parallel with the features in your scene.
02 The big read
When shooting your subjects ‘sitting down’, ask them to lift their head off the ground, as this will look more natural when the image is flipped on its side. Props, such as our magazine, can help to reinforce the illusion that the world you’re seeing is the right way up.
03 Wonder wall
For shots of people leaning against a wall, the key is to get them to position their feet as high up as possible, and to shoot quickly once they’ve got them there – unless your subject is a weight-lifter, they’ll only be able to hold their position for a few seconds!