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Logical Review of Why Low Position Photography looks Good

This post is a part of my journey to find how I can create great photography.

It is often said that one of the simple ways to take good photos is to take photos from a low position. I myself often do it, but I never have tried to describe why low position photography looks good. Let me try it with the photo below.



This is a photo of Japanese White arum, which I shooted at Norikura Highland. By looking at this photo, I hit upon three features of low position photography.


1.Fresh View Effect

Low position photography provides a strange view which ordinary people do not usually have. This makes people feel fresh, and sometimes provides a new point of view as an art. This Fresh View Effect is a mental effect based on a viewer.


2.Effort Bias Effect

As you can imagine, low position photography is physically hard to take. For example, I made my body as low as possible on the wet ground so that I took this photo. You know, it must be hard. It must be tough. It must be with lots of efforts. Now, you must be feeling that this photo was created through a great process regardless of the photo itself. Wow, this is a magic. This Effort Bias Effect is a mental effect based on a creator.


3.Objects Alignment Effect

I reckon that this is the biggest effect of low position photography. Once you hold your camera in a low position, more objects are aligned in a line. The Japanese White arum appears together with Mt. Norikura in the photo above. This is only possible by low position photography. This Objects Alignment Effect is a physical effect based on objects of photography.


How I interpret this

I understand that these effects alone do not directly lead to great photography. I think that it is important to recognize and control all the effects clearly to tell a story because photographers tend to care only about Objects Alignment Effect.

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