Here’s the Lowdown on Making Dramatic Photos by Shooting from a Low Camera Angle (VIDEO)

Most photographers are familiar with the notion of photographing small children and pets from a low angle (at their eye level) to make them feel more comfortable. But in this interesting tutorial from Ted Forbes, you’ll learn why taking this approach can add drama to all kinds of images.

Forbes explains that most images are shot at the photographer’s eye level simply because that’s the most familiar camera angle. In the video below, Forbes uses examples from some iconic photographers to illustrate how a low horizon can create the illusion of depth and add an interesting element to your photos.

He also explains that subjects shot from a low angle tend to be perceived as having greater power or importance. You find more helpful tutorials on Forbes’ Art of Photography YouTube channel.