Travel photography tips: Shoot from the side

Professional photographer Steve Davey presents his travel photography tips. In this tip, find out how to shoot from the side to create a strong diagonal

Monday, January 26, 2015,
By Steve Davey
Elephant festival, Kochi, India.
Elephant festival, Kochi, India.
Photograph by Steve Davey

Don't just shoot everything standing in front of your subject. Apart from giving a rather dull perspective, it means you'll have to shoot from a distance to fit everything in. If you shoot from a side angle, then you'll be able to cram a wider subject (like this line of elephants) into your picture, as well as creating a strong diagonal. Diagonals are a great way of leading the viewer's eye into the picture and making your pictures appear more dynamic.

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