In part 2 of our photography series will will be exploring how changing your angle can produce a photo with more depth and interest.
I am very guilty of taking the standard henna picture. Straight on from above so that you can see every detail clearly. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing really wrong with doing this, but it can get awfully boring. It’s sort of like comparing a school picture to a beautiful portrait. The school picture does the trick, but is not very artful.
There are many ways to get away from the standard henna picture. One of them is to change your angle. At first you may not want to give up your old comfortable ways, but give it a try! Bring your camera in close for a shot of some interesting detail, or take a picture from an angle that forces the background to blur out a bit. Natural light is very important when changing your angle, so unless you have a professional lighting set up try to take these pictures near a window or outdoors.
Of course you can always take a back up shot in the old standby way, but once you start taking pictures like this you won’t want to stop!