Start by shooting from a very low position. Put your camera on the ground, in the grass, on a log. You don't have to look through the viewfinder or at the LCD for this.
|Camera in the grass next to the mushroom|
Then try photographing from a very high vantage point, such as out a plane or high rise window, from the top of a parking garage, a mountain peak.
|Looking down from a cliff by the Pacific Ocean|
Experiment with taking the picture without looking through the viewfinder or at the LCD. Hold the camera overhead or at your feet. You will be surprised how well you can frame a shot without looking.
|Camera resting on a rock in the water; |
shot without looking using the self-timer
|Camera held below the flowers without looking|
Next shoot looking up and looking down at various subjects. How does this change the feeling of the picture from shooting straight on?
|Looking up at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse|
|Looking down without looking through the viewfinder|
Don't forget to shoot from very close and very far from your subject.
|Closer view; |
very close would be a section of the side of the grain storage bins
All these suggestions are just ways to break out of your normal routine and do something different. You'll likely get different photos as a result, and maybe discover a fun new way to create exciting pictures.