Playing with perspective is important when it comes to telling a story through photography.
One way to play with perspective in your shots: Get down on the ground. Whether it’s a water bird or a colorful crab, whether it’s one subject or three, hitting the floor often leads to more interesting shots.
Watch the video below for a more in-depth explanation about playing with perspective, hosted by National Geographic Photographer Tim Laman.
This helpful tip is just one of hundreds of techniques found in the course The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography, available now to stream on The Great Courses Plus.