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Inspiring photographs from a distinctive point of view


Point of view


All the pictures on this page share one thing in common: none of them has been taken by shooting straight at eye-level, from an expected standing point.
Instead, they are all composed from an uncommon point of view: some are shot from overhead, others are made by pointing the lens straight upwards, others are focused from very close by, or underwater, or from a much lower/higher level than the one where the average eye is supposed to be.
Because the photographer is forced to stand in an unusual place (say inside water, clung to a high rock, or laying down on the ground) or else is pointing his head, eyes and camera to an unusual angle, the results are themselves bound to be unusual.

Sure, there is no 100% guaranteed recipe for success in photography.
Still, it is worth trying to compose pictures from a different angle.

No need to write more, let’s just remind some of the synonyms that every thesaurus connects with unusual:
amazing, astonishing, atypical, awe-inspiring, awesome, bizarre, brave, characterful, conspicuous, curious, different, distinctive, distinguished, eminent, exceptional, exclusive, exquisite, extraordinary, fantastic, fine, first-class, full of life, glamorous, hand-picked, inconceivable, incredible, interesting, lively, memorable, nice, noteworthy, odd, out of the ordinary, outstanding, phenomenal, precious, prodigious, prominent, rare, refreshing, remarkable, rich, significant, singular, something else, special, stimulating, strange, surprising, uncommon, unconventional, unexpected, unique, unparalleled, various.

Try and be creative

The following photos are particularly interesting for beginners because most of them are easy to reproduce even with different subjects: a good starting point for better photography.

Which of them do you prefer? What do you think?
Feel free to post your own pictures and comments!



View from the ground of a hot air balloon — photo by Beverly & Pack

Hot air balloon with fire in the hole ©Beverly & Pack


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Sevilla cathedral overhead — photo by Sergio Morchon

Sevilla cathedral overhead ©Sergio Morchon


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Girl swimming underwater — photo by Jayhem

Girl swimming underwater ©Jayhem


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Staircase in black-and-white — photo by Tony Hisgett

Staircase in black-and-white ©Tony Hisgett


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The underside of the wild flowers against the sun — photo by Craig O'Neal

The underside of the wild flowers against the sun ©Craig O’Neal


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Shop from its ceiling — photo by Menno Aden

Part of a project by Menno Aden ©Menno Aden


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Goat — photo by Eliya

Goat seen from a very close point of view ©Eliya


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cartwheel on grass seen from above — photo by David Gandy

cartwheel on grass seen from above ©David Gandy


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Surfer and Wave — photo by Phil Gibbs

Very close to surfer and wave ©Phil Gibbs


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A lone mushroom growing on the forest floor — photo by Bill DeVogel

A lone mushroom growing on the forest floor ©Bill DeVogel


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Tour Eiffel seen from below — Foto di Steffen

Tour Eiffel seen from below ©Steffen


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Footprint on the sand — photo by ezioman

Footprint on the sand ©ezioman


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Dead tree log seen from a low point of view — photo by Gianni Dominici

Dead tree log seen from a low point of view ©Gianni Dominici


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Stephanie shot from above — photo by Kuyler McComas

Girl shot from above ©Kuyler McComas


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Snail in danger — photo by Robert Thomson

Snail shot from ground level ©Robert Thomson


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Boy seen from a very low point of view — photo by Massimo Regonati

Boy seen from a very low point of view ©Massimo Regonati


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Strasbourg museum watchers — photo by Emiliano Dominici

Strasbourg museum watchers in front of a huge painting ©Emiliano Dominici




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Comments

  1. By Marco Calandra, on March 15, 2011, at 02:49 PM
    I think Sevilla cathedral overhead is the best =)




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