TOP TIPS REASONS TO GO TO GROUND
A low angle can help to create interesting compositions and open up new opportunities for great photos
01 scenes With depth
With the camera near the ground we can frame up subjects against more interesting backdrops. For example, if there are animals in the foreground and background, we can frame both together for a composition that wouldn’t be possible from a higher angle.
02 break the horizon
Shooting from a low angle means we can drop the horizon down lower in the frame. So instead of framing the animal’s body against land, we can place it against the sky to create greater contrast, emphasize the elegant shape of the body and include distant scenery, like Kilimanjaro here.
03 blur the Foreground
When we use a wide aperture and focus on a distant subject, parts of the scene that are very close to the camera will become blurred. So by keeping the camera low we bring the ground tight up to the lens, which lets us create beautiful foreground blur that leads the eye towards the subject.