Monday, 28 April 2014

Creative Architecture Photography Composition – Deliberately Tilting the Camera

One way to create dynamism and interest in detail shots done in an abstract manner is to deliberately tilt the camera to the side. This creates tension in the image making it somewhat disorientating but exciting.

Creative Architecture Photography Composition Deliberately Tilting the Camera
Photo by: Simon & His Camera 

Tilting the camera to one side causes both vertical and horizontal lines of structures to converge diagonally, however this technique is seldom used for shots that feature the entire building. As we humans are not used to seeing leaning buildings and structures, we expect them to be perfectly level on the ground, tilting the camera makes the buildings look as if they are falling and this unsettles our sense of balance. The technique should be considered as a means of creative expression and works best when shooting abstract detail shots of buildings that has little dynamism on its own.

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