Daily Image - Mar 2011 Archive - sonofjohan

16 Mar 11. During the last couple of years there has been an increasing trend for software manufacturers to provide on-line training programs for free, demonstrating their product(s) including creative uses thereof. Called webinars, a new term for what I would suppose is short for web based seminars, they can be very helpful and I've found them, for the most part, to be worth the time I've invested. Last week a big name in the photography world suggested that we fail to get a lot of very interesting images because we don't get down and dirty when photographing our subjects. In fact, he made the statement that once one gets down and starts shooting from that perspective, that it will become that photographer's standard. Let's see if you agree. To date, all the images I've shared from the Salish Slough shoot have been taken from above the vessels either from a short bridge that goes over the water, or from a position just off the bridge. So let's now look at another shot of the same boats, actually just one of them, that I took by walking down the bank to the edge of the water and getting down on my haunches. The perspective now is that of a bit lower than deck level. Does it look significantly different, even better perhaps, as proclaimed by the pro? Or is it perhaps just another way of looking at the subject? Your call. ISO 200; 1/321 sec @ f / 13.