Different Point of View

The other day I felt in a rut. Bloggily. Like I had already blogged everything in my life. My life consists of being a wife, being a mom and being a photographer. Well, you know, and a daughter and sister too. Which I could write a lot of jokes but no one would get them. Then I started to reflect on what I do. Observing what I do and how I do it. I tried to figure out what gives me my style. And I kept getting one word that came back to me. Perspective. It's not enough to "see" a photo but to actually take the time to "capture" the photo in a unique way. I strive to do that every time I put my camera in my hand.

I was out on a walk the other day and on impulse grabbed my camera. Well, sort of on impulse. The truth is I had just snapped a bunch of photos of Stefanie with her hair in a bun on top of her head while she was laying in bed doing homework, looking less than gorgeous and I didn't want her to erase them. So really, I grabbed my camera so I could save these precious blackmail photos. Buuuutt, while out on my walk I begin to think about what I could blog about and some photos to put with the post. And it hit me. Sometimes a photo comes out so much better when you take a different perspective in snapping the photo. I purposely took some photos to be able to show you what I meant.

Simply, I mean just changing your angle. Sometimes you can turn a boring photo into an interesting one just by changing your shooting position.You can probably guess which photos are the straight on photos and which ones I changed my angle on. The tree is gorgeous but when I stood directly under it and looked up I really got to appreciate the blooms. The table display is nice but by changing my angle I was able to pop some texture into a photo that was less noticeable before.

The best thing is you don't need a fancy camera to do this. Pull your phone out and have a little fun changing your perspective on what would otherwise be an ordinary photo.

Happy Wednesday!


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