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The Importance of Camera Angle

While shooting at the Viera Wetlands this weekend, I enjoyed watching some Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks landing on palm tree stumps. There was potential for beautiful background bokeh with the green trees in the distant background. At first I stood to photograph, which gave me this kind of picture:

Standing Image

Standing Image

Then I realized that the background wasn’t as creamy as I wanted. I knelt down and took the same shot again, and this time, the trees all blended together to form a pretty blurred background.

Kneeling image

Kneeling image

Sometimes all you have to do to take a better picture is try a different angle!