In this crazy world we are living in currently, it is forcing everyone to slow down. Forcing us to reflect & take stock of what we are doing & how we are approaching even simple everyday things. For example going to the shops, is a very different experience to how it was previously.
We have all been forced to adapt to “the new normal”. By changing our thinking to make it work as best as we can for us. But sometimes, even without a global pandemic, changing your perspective or the way you look at something, can actually be beneficial & can create something you never thought possible.
If you are on my social media (links below) then you may have seen some of my “what photographs see” series. These images highlight that changing your perspective or the way of looking at a subject, can create something you wouldn’t expect. I have loved having the opportunity & time to be able to do some experimenting. Creating different types of images whilst out on my daily walk. (Side note – Who else has found some beautiful walks that you never knew existed during this time?! Pop me some photos if you have.)
By taking a step back & having the time to think & reflect. It has made me appreciate what we have around us & how it can be viewed very differently by different people. No point of view is necessarily better or worse than another, it is just a different point of view or perspective. Which depending on what is happening in that moment in time could be more beneficial or beautiful. The significance changes depending on the situation & the context its linked to, as well as what is required.
With boudoir & portrait photography, perspective is used to help minimise as well as emphasise & highlight parts of the body. For example, if you photograph someone from a lower angle, it will create an image that shows that person to be larger than they actually are. Whereas, if you took the photograph from a higher angle, then it can create a more flattering image, especially if you are shooting full length.
As a general rule, the part of the body that is closest to the camera will appear largest. This would work well if someone wanted an image to show they have a curvier bum. However, on the flip side if they wanted it smaller then you would ensure that her bum is further away from the camera. The posing & the perspective play a key role in doing this.
Its all about stepping back & taking the time to decide which perspective is required. In the currently climate for some this is a little easier than normal as we have no need to rush from one thing to the other!
I hope everyone is staying safe & well! Try and enjoy the slower pace & downtime if you can. (I know some of you with kids are getting less than normal!)
If you would like more information on your own boudoir experience. Please contact me on 07708376533 or alternatively firstname.lastname@example.org