Tip of the Day – How low, can you go?

Tip of the Day – How low, can you go?

When mentoring pet photographers in person, I am constantly telling my students to get down lower. I usually end up saying “nope, lower”. Then “lower, right down on the ground!”. 😆

To get those really low angle shots, you really need the camera right on the ground. Touching the ground, even. And that means you need to be down there with your camera!

Shooting in portrait format means you can lie down on the ground sideways and hold the camera as you’d normally hold it while standing up. Getting the camera this low to the ground when shooting landscape format takes even more effort, but the results are well worth it!

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 135mm ƒ/2L, ISO 1000, 1/640 sec, ƒ/2

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