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Advanced technique 1

Changing the image of the subject by shooting from a different angle!

Often, when you take pictures, the subject you want to photograph is a primary subject and surrounding scenery is secondary. However, when you look at four corners of the LCD screen, sometimes you find objects that should be left in or out of the frame. So, do not release the shutter quickly but relax and look at subjects other than the primary subject by changing the camera angle.


Sample photo: Door-1.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/500 sec ●F6.3 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Sample photo: Door-2.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/250 sec ●F4.0 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Sample photo: Door-3.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/320 sec ●F5.6 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Sample photo: A.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/500 sec ●F6.3 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
When I saw the picture of a woman in a clothing shop, I was overwhelmed by its tremendous impact so I took a shot. However, the black and white picture placed at the lower right of the screen made the image weak.
Sample photo: B.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/640 sec ●F6.3 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
To solve this problem, I included the picture of the woman by slightly changing the angle to the obliquely lower right. By analyzing the surrounding of the subject and changing the angle a little, you can give the picture the sense of expansion and depth.
Sample photo: CA.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/800 sec ●FL.0 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
The weather-vane at a yacht harbor attracted my attention and I took a photograph. However, there were too many elements in the picture and it turned out boring.
Sample photo: D.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/800 sec ●FL.0 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
To eliminate the cluttered background, I framed out the roof section and moored yachts in the background by aiming the camera upward. By shooting like this, I was able to make the image of the picture completely different while shooting the same subject.
Sample photo: ER.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/320 sec ●F5.0 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
The entrance of a clothing shop had a huge red high heel. My eyes were grabbed by the image of the heel, and I positioned it at the center of the screen. This resulted in there being a lot of space above the heel.
Sample photo: FL.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/500 sec ●F5.6 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
By showing more of the show window, which was mostly cut out in the first picture, to eliminate the expansive space above the heel, I was able to come up with an effective composition. Changing the angle just a little can result in a picture with an altogether different image.



The method of framing demonstrates the creative sense of the photographer!

An expression often used in photography is to cut off one section of the entire view. More specifically, the framing technique demonstrates the creative sense of the photographer or what the photographer sees and feels. Carefully study the subject and be selective about what to frame.


Sample photo: Door-1.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/100 sec ●FL.4 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Sample photo: Door-2.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/250 sec ●F4.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Sample photo: Door-3.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/100 sec ●FL.8 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Sample photo: A.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/400 sec ●F5.6 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
I shot this by adjusting the window frame to the camera frame from a walkway on the first floor of a skyscraper. However, I was not able to reproduce the amazing sensation that I received when I first looked up.
Sample photo: B.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/320 sec ●F4.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
I shifted the angle so that the window frame was placed diagonally to the screen frame, and was able to create a sense of unstableness in the picture and succeeded in capturing the amazing sensation I felt.
Sample photo: CA.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/640 sec ●F6.3 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
I found a small lonely dog tied to a post in front of a supermarket. I squatted down, went closer, pointed the camera at the dog, and then released the shutter without missing the puzzled look on the dog's face when he tilted his neck. However, the expression of the dog came out dull.
Sample photo: D.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/640 sec ●F6.3 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
I stayed there for a while to make sure that the dog was not scared. Then I took one step further to release the shutter at the moment he smiled. Framing the subject by taking one step further is a common technique for taking a snapshot.
Sample photo: ER.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/125 sec ●FL.4 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
I was attracted by the shape of metal parts such as the ladder attached to the chimney, and released the shutter with the sun hidden behind the chimney. I was pleased with the resulting picture but it seemed to be missing something.
Sample photo: FL.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/500 sec ●F6.3 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
I thought that the plant was unnecessary and did not include it in the first shot. However, I added it in the screen and used the chimney as a secondary subject. I was able to add depth to the picture without changing the visual impression of the chimney.
Sample photo: G.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/320 sec ●F5.0 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
On a back street away from a busy main street, I found a huge interesting poster in a large show window. My figure was reflected in the glass like a self-portrait so I released the shutter. However, the way it was framed was missing something.
Sample photo: H.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/320 sec ●F4.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
I overlapped myself with the woman in the poster, and took one step closer to cut off the space at the top and bottom of the frame. However, the white space on the right and left seemed unnecessary.
Sample photo: I.JPG
Taken with: GR DIGITAL II ●1/250 sec ●F4.0 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
To improve the image, I cropped all the blank areas, and studied my standing position and the reflection of the background to find the best distance. As a result, I was able to take a street snapshot with a self-portrait.

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