FACT: Birds eye view images are just plain cool.

One of the biggest things photographers can do to stand out from the endless photos we see on a daily basis is to shoot them from perspectives we don’t usually see on a daily basis.

There is actually an entire lesson and assignment on this in the Hacking Photography Ebook.  When we see things shot from way up high or way down low it just sets off something in our brain that says “huh, I didn’t expect that!”

So without further ado, I’d like to show you 15 excellent examples of interesting images shot from a birds eye view:

 

15 soaring birds eye view photographs

Photograph Big Drop Romance by Isaac Gautschi on 500px

Big Drop Romance by Isaac Gautschi on 500px

 

Photograph Uncertain times by Víctor Hijosa on 500px

Uncertain times by Víctor Hijosa on 500px

Photograph Polar Bear by Ian Mears on 500px

Polar Bear by Ian Mears on 500px

Photograph Projet 52 [2014] | Semaine 2 "blanc" by Samantha Dumora on 500px

Projet 52 [2014] | Semaine 2 “blanc” by Samantha Dumora on 500px

Photograph love by volkan kovancısoy on 500px

love by volkan kovancısoy on 500px

Photograph Golden Gate Vertigo by Michael Shainblum on 500px

Golden Gate Vertigo by Michael Shainblum on 500px

 

Photograph You CAN't. by Neil De Westelinck on 500px

You CAN’t. by Neil De Westelinck on 500px

Photograph a lot of new toys by Uwe Braun on 500px
Photograph Fruit mix by Ivana Jurcic on 500px

 

Photograph The Color Project - Brown by Vanessa Paxton on 500px

 

Photograph Fishing by Minhajul Haque on 500px
Photograph Birds eye view by Bastian Kienitz on 500px

 Now it’s your turn.

I’d like everyone to head out in the next day or two and create an interesting photograph from a birds eye view.  It doesn’t have to be from a building top or anything like that, it just has to be taken from a birds eye from.

I think one you get started you will find it gets fun trying to find different and unexpected images that turn the ordinary in the the extraordinary.

Helpful Tools:

Did you like the idea of shooting more photos from a birds-eye-view?  There are many more simple but easy to implement lessons in the Hacking Photography ebook.  It was created to teach the basics of photography as fast and easy as possible.

It also includes three other mini-ebooks as a bonus.  One teaches how to make food photography pop, one teaches how to use motion blur, and the third teaches how I get all my photo gear at essentially no cost!

If you are interested in learning more either click this link or click the image below:

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