In golf, an errant tee shot is usually and immediately followed by a loud, desperate cry of FORE! by the golfer holding the menacing jumbo driver while the rest of his/her foursome giggles in the background.
As photographers, regardless of our experience level, we, too, should be yelling FORE! — as in foreground — quietly in our creative heads.
If you want to be happy and successful for the rest of your shooting life, shake up your len’s Point of View (POV) with an unusual foreground framing approach.
Whether it’s flowers framing an iconic building or bridge, a faucet leading to an isolated mountain hamlet, a wooden pylon framing a Venetian gondola, or a forkful of food fronting a signature dish, I covet POV as my framing impetus.
You may not grasp it right off the bat, but if you begin in earnest to shoot à la POV, it’ll enhance the way you approach photography and elevate your game behind the lens.
The next time you tee it up, give the POV technique a go. The rest of your foursome won’t be giggling anymore.
©The Palladian Traveler