Opposite Perspectives

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In this fast-paced world, it is common to quickly snap a photo rather than document with creative intent. Instead of capturing a subject from one vantage point and moving on, try photographing a scene from opposite perspectives.

This challenge will require you to slow down, evaluate what you see, and think about your composition. Get innovative and use the following tips to photograph opposite viewpoints.


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在这个快节奏的世界里,人们通常会快速地抓拍一张照片,而不是带着创作意图去记录。与其从一个有利的角度拍摄一个主题便不了了之,不如尝试从相反的角度来拍摄它。

这个挑战将要求你放慢速度,评估你所看到的,并思考你的构图。接下来我们罗列出的小提示,将教你如何从相反角度来拍摄,一起来创新吧!

Capture your subject + what your subject sees / 捕捉你的主体+主体看到了什么

After photographing someone or something, move to put yourself in their place. Then take a photo that replicates their view. This will give the audience looking at your photos a more complete understanding of the setting and make them feel a part of the experience.

* Tip — Leave clues to let the viewer know the photos are related. There are many creative ways to go about this. In the above image, the photo on the right was shot through the yellow lens of the glasses to ‘truly’ see the scene from the person’s perspective.


在给某人或某物拍照之后,将自己放到他们的位置上。然后从他们的视角出发拍摄一张照片。这将使观众更完整地理解场景设置,并使他们感同身受。

*小技巧——留下线索让观众知道这些照片是有关联的,实现的方式可以很多样。在上图中,右边的照片是通过黄色镜片拍摄的,体现了主人公的真实视角。

* Tip — Take time to come up with a concept and plan the shoot before it happens. Not all locations photograph well from both directions, so do a bit of scouting ahead of time.


*小技巧——花一点时间在概念上,并且事先安排好拍摄计划。并不是所有的场景适合从两个角度拍摄,所以提前做一些侦察。

* Tip — Shoot with a partner. Find someone who is willing to be patient and hold a pose while you photograph them from both sides. The shot you have in mind may not be obvious to your model, so be sure to give clear directions.


*小技巧——和同伴一起拍。找一个愿意耐心点的人,在你从两边给他们拍照的时候,摆个姿势。对于你的模特来说,他们可能对你脑中的画面并不十分清晰,所以一定要给出明确的方向。

Capture opposite vantage points / 捕获反向的有利位置

Explore the many ways you can document a scene — above and below, in front and behind, from outside looking in and vice versa.

* Tip — Additional tools, like a selfie stick or a drone, can make shooting from opposite perspectives easier and allow you to experiment with varying distances. If you don’t have those options, look for opportunities around you that provide different viewpoints, like a balcony or a bridge. In the photo above, a ladder was used to capture the model tying her shoe from different angles.


尽可能从多角度来记录一个场景——从上或往下,从正面或从反面,从外往内,反之亦然。

*小技巧——利用附加工具,如自拍杆或无人机,可以使从相反角度拍摄更容易,并允许你在不同的距离进行试验。如果你没有这些选择,那就在身边寻找能提供不同视角的机会,比如阳台或桥梁。在上面的照片中,一个梯子被用来从不同的角度捕捉模特系鞋带的场景。

*Tip — When applying this practice to street photography, try to look ahead and anticipate potential moments as much as possible. People and objects are constantly moving, so you will need to react quickly when transitioning between one point of view to the other.


*小技巧——当这个实践应用于街头摄影,尝试尽可能提前观照潜在的画面。人和物总是在不断地移动,所以当你切换视角时,你将需要做出快速的反应。