The prompt for 7th August 2016 is: Shoot from Below
Last November we tackled Shoot from Above and at the time I mentioned that Shoot from Below would appear but that when it comes to bodies it is a much more challenging proposition. Think about it, when you shoot from above your size, shape, falls away in the image, so for example if I put the camera above me and I sit nude below it then you tend to get the focus on the bits that stick out or come first, shoulders, boobs (if you have them) etc, as a general rule it is a very flattering angle, the same can not be said for shooting from below because as a general rule the way the light falls and the way our bodies respond to gravity means then unlike buildings that look majestic and grand when shot from below we risk looking oddly out of proportion and the small things can become very distorted to look like the big things.
However, do not despair of me and this prompt because it can also make for some seriously fabulous images, especially if you also use some of the shallow depth of the field tricks that you might have got from that prompt
As usual here are some links to help inspire you
All about that Bass by Happy Come Lucky – Damn did she totally nail it with this one. The key here is that she kept it nice and tight into her body and made the focus of the shot her fucking awesome ass.
Perspective by Understanding Flutterby – I love the slight feeling of motion in this one, it almost feels like she is walking through the shot.
Voyeurism by Holden and Camille – This could not be more different from the previous two. It uses the below angle perfectly to give the image a really strong voyeuristic narrative
Afterglow by Exhibit A – Does this one count? I think so. Although he is laying down the image is still definitely taken from a ‘below’ angle and we by using a shallow depth of field he has controlled exactly where he wants your eye to land.
The prompt is published here on the site mid month, which will give people approximately 2 weeks to work on their idea before linking in, on the 1st weekend of the month. The prompt is completely optional and you can link in as normal on that weekend whether you have used the prompt or not. The usual Sinful Sunday rules will, of course, apply. Please make sure you have read them recently so that you are fully aware of what is and is not allowed.
As always interpret as you wish, or disregard altogether and do you own thing.