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The Belly of the Beasty

Modern cars allow for little or no self-maintenance. And much of it has to be done from below. A view we rarely, if ever, see. Thanks to my good friend Mike Apollonio at Advantage Auto Care in Marietta, GA, for letting me take the shot. If you are looking for great auto service in the Smyrna/Marietta, GA area, check them out: https://www.advantagequality.com

Behind the Scenes

To shoot this I used my Google Pixel 5 Pro with a MOVO wide angle attachment and my handy selfy-trigger. The lens was just inches from the mechanics face.

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This yielded a circular image which I cropped square.

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This week, we'd like you to change your usual shooting height and Shoot From Below. Low-angle photography creates immediate interest to the viewer, and often yields a more expansive view of the world. This is especially important when documenting children or animals, due to how much closer to the ground they are, as you are getting "down to their world". There's a lot of story you can craft from this low vantage point. In cinema, shooting a character from below is sometimes referred to as the "superhero angle" as it conveys this larger-than-life feel to the character. It's best to ask yourself before you shoot--what is it you are seeing in the scene in front of you and what do you want to convey to the viewer? It's time to go beyond the usual and think of perspectives and compositions that are different than the one you'd normally use. A modern camera with a tilt screen and even today's large screen smartphones with the ubiquitous selfie-stick will make things a little more do-able and easier. When you're down low and shooting upwards, the sky can often make for a peaceful or uninterrupted background to frame your subject against - try and make use of it. At wider angles, your foreground elements need even more attention when shooting low, because they will appear much larger than those elements at a distance. Just trying things from a new point of view will likely give you shots that you might not have thought of composing. This week, raise your photo game by going low!


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