Featured photo by @maomay__
weekend hashtag project: #whpperspective
this weekend, the goal is to take photos and videos from a different point of view, as in this featured photo by mao may (@maomay__
). here are some tips to get you started:
capture a familiar subject or scene from an unexpected angle. get up close and let a face cover the entire frame, or make a puppy look large by shooting from ground-level as she stares down. find a high vantage point to show the wider context of a festival scene or bustling market.
use geometry to your advantage. look for graphic lines — in bridges or telephone wires — that converge to a vanishing point in your composition. find a new way to capture patterns in everyday places, like the wheels of bicycles lined up in a rack, or symmetrical bricks in an unruly garden.
play an eye trick. defy gravity with simple editing, like rotating the frame. recruit a friend to make a well-timed leap, that, when rotated, looks like they’re flying through air. or turn a dandelion into a human-size parasol by playing with scale and distance.
project rules: please add the #whpperspective
hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. if you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
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