The Essential Secrets Of Shooting Angles

Quite often, the only difference between an average nude photo and a great nude photo is your shooting angle. I’m a strong proponent of searching for unique shooting angles when shooting nude and erotic photographs. Finding an interesting shooting angle is one of the easiest ways to turn an average picture into a very good one.

However, I believe most photographers don’t devote enough time to thinking about the angles from which they shoot. I believe there are two main reasons why this is the case. The first reason is that many photographers simply don’t realize the transformative qualities that unique shooting angles can have on an image.

The second reason is that shooting from new and unusual angles is more physically demanding on the photographer. Photographers shooting in this way have to be in constant motion and always searching for new perspectives. In my view, however, the added effort is almost always well worth it.

As an example, I shot this photo while the model was standing on a ledge and I was on the floor. This allowed me to shoot from a very low angle and helped to produce an interesting image that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.

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A few more details about this shot: Notice the position of the model’s feet (up on her toes, feet pointed). If she and I had been less aware of the position of her feet, this picture wouldn’t have the same impact.

In addition, the blue walls contrast nicely with the tone of her skin. Remember, you don’t need a lot of props (or any, for that matter) to create striking images.

If you’ve have some information to pass along regarding shooting angles, feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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