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

By Steve Davey
Published 26 Jan 2015, 11:00 GMT, Updated 1 Jul 2021, 16:00 BST

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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