THE BEST 8 PHOTOGRAPHY ANGLE IDEAS & EXAMPLES

Find below the best 8 photography angle ideas & examples. The top and most popular techniques and unique angle perspectives in photography.

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THE BEST 8 PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOTING ANGLE IDEAS & EXAMPLES

Most of the world’s top professional photographers offer their clients direction on what the best shooting angles should be and explain the importance of deciding the best angles for your next photoshoot.

However, if you have some photography shooting angle ideas in mind, you should then share them with your photographer.

If you want your photos and images to be captured from a unique angle perspective, you will need to properly brief your photographer, and run some tests before you get your paid talent (models) on board.

When brainstorming the best photography shooting angle, your photographer will have to be thinking about the best technique to deliver the best results from that specific angle and the exact equipment required to get the angle right.

Things like a ladder, a drone, a tripod or a specific camera or camera lens may be required.

Below you are about to find some of the most creative and most popular photography shooting angles, examples and ideas. 

8. WIDE ANGLE

Specially used in real estate/property photography; using a super-wide angle can make narrow things look wider. 

Yes, that’s right. Those narrow hallways, bedrooms, kitchens, gardens or bathrooms can look so much bigger by using a wide angle. Think also of a tiny spa or pool you want to look a bit wider. 

wide angle photography real estate property kitchen dining

wide-angle photography real estate property kitchen dining

Wide angles can also be applied when you need to amplify a specific element of a composition. For example, if you are taking a photo of a person you can use a wide angle to amplify their hands. Another example is in fashion if you want to make pants or shoes to take a bit more space in your composition. 

wide angle photography shoes pants fashion

wide-angle photography shoes pants fashion

7. BIRDS EYE VIEW ANGLE

With the accessibility of drone photography, this is now also called: drone” view, aerial view or crow’s nest perspective. This angle is when you get up above the scene and look straight down.

birds eye angle - crows nest perspective - photo example

birds eye angle – crows nest perspective – photo example

? Tip: It is important you learn about the best photo formats and once you have defined your photo format you can choose the best photo angle for your specific photo format.

6. FLAT LAY VIEW ANGLE

Similar to Bird’s eye view, this angle has been popularised in food photography and accessories, it is now used for any product in a controlled scene. If you’re a marketer looking for unique visual content, you will have definitely seen some spectacular flat lays from your favourite bloggers, influencers and brands on Instagram and other social media platforms. A good flat lay is carefully constructed and pieced together with purpose, yet effortlessly tells a stylish story. You will like your photographer to opt for a flatlay background that complements your featured products and doesn’t distract the viewer from the main subject. Simple backgrounds, such as tabletops, wooden floorboards, white cardboard, benchtops, marble tiles, shaggy rugs and clean bed sheets work well in almost any situation, so have your photographer look for great yet simple surfaces to flat lay on.

creative flatlay photography example jar cup flowers

creative flatlay photography example jar cup flowers

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creative flatlay photography original photo dreamingyarn

creative flatlay photography original photo dreamingyarn

5. HIGH ANGLE

A high angle is useful for making your subject look smaller or more vulnerable and perhaps making the viewer seem more dominant.

high angle creative photography perspective fashion

high angle creative photography perspective fashion

4. FACE-TO-FACE ANGLE

A face-to-face angle is taken at eye level with your subject. The challenge is to ensure the photo is framed in a creative way so it does not look boring.

face to face angle creative photography dancer flamenco abanicos

face to face angle creative photography dancer flamenco abanicos

3. LOW ANGLE

For a low angle, you need to be below eye level. As the camera goes down lower to the subject, the photographer will make the subject of your photo appear larger. This may add a larger-than-life feeling to your photos and is great for emphasising power or making things look scary or epic. When you go super low, this angle is also called the “bug’s eye view”. Low angles are very popular in motorcycles and automobiles so the viewer can see the subject as powerful and fast. This photography angle option is also popular in fashion marketing.

low angle perspective creative photography example motorbike

low angle perspective creative photography example motorbike

low angle creative photography perspective running jump trees

low angle creative photography perspective running jump trees

low angle perspective creative photography fashion sneakers pants

low angle perspective creative photography fashion marketing sneakers pants

? Tip: It is important you learn how to write a creative photography brief to get the best results.

low angle perspective photography woman petals flowers

low angle perspective photography woman petals flowers – Laura Zalenga 

2. BEHIND VIEW ANGLE

Another creative way a pro photographer can capture your subject is from behind the subject. You might want your photographer to include part of the subject or all of the subject in the frame so you can see what the subject is looking towards.  This is a great one to add in for storytelling sequences as you can see extra elements this way.

behind angle back perspective creative photography idea example lavender festival provence france woman dress sombrero hat

behind angle back perspective creative photography idea example lavender festival Provence France woman dress sombrero hat

 

behind angle back perspective creative photography idea example blond girl white eiffel tower paris france

behind angle back perspective creative photography idea example blond girl white Eiffel tower Paris France

 

behind angle back perspective creative photography girl cristo redentor concorvado helicopter

behind angle back perspective creative photography girl Cristo Redentor Concorvado Brazil helicopter

Ashleigh Vader Girl enjoying beach view Kas helicopters Broome Western Australia chopper ride

Ashleigh Vader Girl enjoying beach view Kas helicopters Broome Western Australia chopper ride – Source: Instagram

1. 360 VIEW ANGLE

Popular angle for natural landscapes, city architecture, hotel lobbies, restaurant seatings and interior decor as the viewer can feel the immersive ambience and atmosphere of a particular space.

360 view photography format idea example city centre

Szent István Bazilika, Budapest, Hungary – Elio Santos

? Tip: Avoid using fake (faux) artificial plants in your photography as it will send a message you may also be using fake or artificial materials or ingredients in the making of your offering.

CONCLUSION

If you are a photographer, you can experiment with different angles. If you are a client who needs photography for selling your products or service, you can request your photographer to provide some angle ideas and examples before the photoshoot.

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