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We're all restricted to shooting what’s within our level of flexibility, making more extreme angles impossible without yoga lessons! In this situation extra kit is often the key, with something as simple as a set of steps providing a better angle for a group shot. This is especially useful when the group's too big to fit in one shot, or there’s a variety of heights to contend with.
A monopod can also be used to shoot a high-angle 360° panorama – simply hold it at arm's length above you in the centre of a busy town square, with the lens pointing diagonally towards the ground. Fire the shutter with a remote, then turn a small amount, fire the shutter again, and repeat until you’ve rotated 360 degrees on the spot. About 12 shots is fine, and the results can be stitched together in Photoshop Elements using its Photomerge command (Enhance > Photomerge > Photomerge Panorama).