Changing Perspective Assignment Gallery

The May assignment was Changing Perspective. This assignment called for participating photographers to challenge themselves by photographing the same subject from different perspectives. By capturing a subject from differing angles and methods of composition the photographer influences how an audience interacts with and interprets the photograph.

Each person was asked to submit three photographs for this assignment and answer the following questions:

  1. What is the subject you chose and why?
  2. What perspective do you like the best?
  3. What was your biggest challenge with this assignment?
  4. What was the most exciting part of this assignment?

The collections of images submitted were fascinating. It was so interesting to see the different ways that people worked their subjects. It was also great to see all the new people submitting photographs for this assignment. Of course there were some very familiar names as well and I always appreciate their participation.

To enlarge the thumbnails just click on the images. Enjoy the results!

Participate in next month’s assignment.

Jean-Marie Cote

  1. What is the subject you chose and why? I found these subjects in Brookgreen Gardens in SC. I was looking for objects that will allow me to shoot with the ant’s view.
  2. What perspective do you like the best? I like low ground perspective because we never think of laying on the ground to look under objects and this gives us strange emotion. It also creates confusion in the viewer’s mind.
  3. What was your biggest challenge with this assignment? Get a well composed image because of the low perspective (thanks to my angle viewer) and the position of the sun relative to the subjects. Trying to be creative is always challenging.
  4. What was the most exciting part of this assignment? Being at this beautiful garden with incredible sculptures all over the place. I read the assignment just as I was leaving for the weekend and decided beforehand about the perspective I would use.

Jane Clark

  1. What is the subject you chose and why? Perspectives on golf by one who knows so little about golf.
  2. What perspective do you like the best? Golf ball dropping in the cup (beneath the subject).
  3. What was your biggest challenge with this assignment? Digging the tunnel to get beneath the cup.
  4. What was the most exciting part of this assignment? Trying to execute images I had in my mind.

Mary Beth Allen

  1. Lighthouses on the Carolina Outer Banks. I appreciated the progression of changing perspectives while approaching the lighthouse, encountering the interior staircase, and finally emerging at the top of the lighthouse.
  2. My favorite is the perspective of the coast as viewed from between the top rails of the lighthouse; I also like the texture and intimacy of the interior staircase.
  3. Resuming normal breathing after climbing those endless stairs, and then wedging up against the exterior wall to shoot underneath the rails!
  4. I did not have time to shoot new images, so had to search archives for a series of images which specifically demonstrated perspective – a good learning exercise.

Tammy Marselli

I chose this image of Faneuil Hall in Boston MA. This is one of the most popular places to go in Boston. There are a bunch of light posts with big glass bulbs in the area. I took the picture so that the glass bulbs were part of the building and another so that it went through the building. The glass bulbs look like big bubbles which I think is pretty neat. I was standing in the middle of a very busy sidewalk which was challenging but the results were worth it.

Genevieve Fix

As I was visiting the botanical garden “Roozengarde” near Mount Vernon WA, I got inspired by a small weathervane on a fence post.
The girl jumping from one rhododendron bush to the other is my favorite.
The composition was the challenge and the exciting part.

Janina Allen

  1. What is the subject you chose and why? I chose to photograph a glass detail of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art because of it’s unique shape and dynamic light reflective qualities.
  2. What Perspective do you like the best? My favorite perspective shot is looking up one of the edges toward the sky. The shape creates a majestic feeling and the colors blend together to create beautifully smooth textures.
  3. What was your biggest challenge with this assignment? Trying to photograph a subject from three completely different perspectives, yet still recognizable as that same subject.
  4. What was the most exciting part of this assignment? To be able to see something ordinary in a different angle. I run by this building often and to be able to study it so closely was a great experience!

Lynnette Klein

  1. What is the subject you chose and why? I chose a sculpture of a horse because I liked the powerful and majestic aura it suggests.
  2. What Perspective do you like the best? I like the profile view of the horse’s head. I did not anticipate that this was a perspective I would use, but I like the way the image captures movement in an inanimate object.
  3. What was your biggest challenge with this assignment? The biggest challenge I had with this assignment was choosing a subject to photograph.
  4. What was the most exciting part of this assignment? The most exciting part of this assignment was looking at a variety subjects, forcing me to see them in a different way.

Gary Todd

  1. What is the subject you chose and why? Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park.  Yosemite National Park offers endless opportunities for photography.  It’s my favorite place to go.
  2. What Perspective do you like the best? I like the furthest away shot because it puts the falls in context with its surroundings and offers the opportunity to see the big picture.
  3. What was your biggest challenge with this assignment? Picking a subject for the assignment.  I had a lot of ideas and had a difficult time narrowing it down to one subject.  I also had difficulty slowing down enough to fairly explore the subject.  Once I did, I saw many different perspectives to investigate.
  4. What was the most exciting part of this assignment? A greater appreciation for slowing down and investigating the multiple opportunities to shoot one subject.  It’s not one picture, and you’re done.

James Favata

  1. What is the subject you chose and why? I chose a traffic guardrail along the side of a road. My thought was to take a simple subject and attempt to create interest.
  2. What Perspective do you like the best? I prefer the view from below looking up as that allowed the ordinary images beyond to be cut out of the composition. Focus was then shifted to the perspective of moving from left to right through the image.
  3. What was your biggest challenge with this assignment? Thinking about how changing perspective affects the results of the images we capture.
  4. What was the most exciting part of this assignment? Learning that with prior planning and studying how we set up taking the shot we can improve the final product.

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