Photo Assignment #2: Low Angles

It’s been a long time since this photo assignment was released, and so by now I am far behind. For those of you that don’t know, when I had just started this blog I began following along with the YouTube channel Art of Photography, where Ted Forbes was running a series of photo assignments.

I don’t want to get too far behind, so while I have hardly any images for this assignment, I’m going to release them anyway. The theme of the assignment was low-angle shooting, and so I decided to walk around the streets of York, and see what interesting shots I could find.

These two are by far my favourites of this photo assignment. The first shot features a man chewing absent-mindedly on his pastry as the warm glow of the shop window illuminates his face. I really like the way the lines of the street around him, as well as the triplet of baskets hanging over his head, frame this character and draw the viewer’s eye to him.

The second image is of the Shambles Market, the stall’s canopy looming over us, exaggerated by the low shooting angle. The towering buildings frame this shot, rising high above the top of the stall. The one criticism I have of this image is that the stall and the sign above the market don’t line up, ruining what would otherwise be a symmetrical frame.

Of these three, the second one is my favourite, using the low angle to make these children the focus of the image, as they watch this strange man and his magical orbs.

I’ve got lots of catching up to do with these photo assignments, as #6 has just been released, so I’m going to try and work through these as quickly as possible.

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