Small Photography – What I’ve Learned So Far

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Photography | No Comments

The other week I picked up a toy die-cast model of an old-fashioned truck and started taking it around with me in my daily travels. I wanted to learn about perspective – from a small point of view. I’ve had so much fun making photos for Ori, I thought it would be interesting to explore small photography.

Small photography seems to work the best when I use the perspective of the subject.

On the Willamette River

Though I had fun with this photo at a local coffee shop, I don’t think the perspective worked. I photographed it more like an adult hovering over a kid.

Contemplating the Open Road at Stumptown Coffee

As my interest in small photography grows, I have to remember that it’s supposed to be fun. In the photograph below, I concentrated so hard on posing the truck, I noticed nothing around me. Right after the shot, I almost fell down as I heard the “ding” of the elevator. I looked up and saw a mailman rolling his mailbag, who gave me a nod.

Reflection of Self

For now, small photography gives me a new tool for learning photography. I hope to use what I learn to photograph other characters of my own imagination and creation. But that is a blog for another time.

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