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Gallery Six: Vantage Point makes the difference

Stressing key details and making the most of our frame depends upon where we choose to stand with the camera. Our vantage point often determines our message. Most beginners hold their cameras at eye level, and confront their subjects head on. This vantage point usually produces static, descriptive pictures. By moving the camera in, out, up, down, around, and even behind the subject, we can make images that say a lot more. Here are some examples of how I use vantage point to express photographic ideas, generally selected from my archive of digital travel articles posted at

This gallery is presented in "blog" style. A large thumbnail is displayed for each image, along with a detailed caption explaining how I intended to express my ideas. If you click on the large thumbnail, you can see it in its full size, as well as leave comments and read the comments of others. I hope you will be able to participate in the dialogue. I welcome your comments, suggestions, ideas, and questions, and will be delighted to respond.