Photo Tip of the Week: The Power of the Angle – KobraTech
Photo Tip of the Week: The Power of the Angle

Photo Tip of the Week: The Power of the Angle

Have you ever tried your hand at capturing portrait shots? Since the Portrait Mode feature has become widely available, many people are turning to their phones and playing the role of amateur photographers to capture professional-looking headshots. 

While professional photographers with fancy studio equipment may still be necessary for work-related headshots, for simple portraits meant for social media, your trusty camera phone can often do the trick.

But here's the thing—it's not just about mindlessly clicking away while your subject stands still. To create the desired effect and mood in your portraits, it's important to consider the type of photo you want to achieve and be willing to experiment with different poses.

Let's talk about two simple yet effective techniques to set the mood in your portraits: the friendly angle and the powerful angle.

First, let's explore the friendly angle. Take a look at a portrait shot taken from above with the subject looking up slightly. What emotions does it evoke? Most likely, you feel a sense of friendliness and approachability, right? This angle can help create a warm and inviting mood in your portraits.

Now, shift your attention to the powerful angle. Imagine a portrait where the photographer positions themselves slightly below the subject, looking up. What does this photo convey to you? It probably exudes power and assertiveness. This angle can add a strong and commanding presence to your portraits.

Remember to keep these angles in mind when capturing portraits to ensure that you capture the intended mood and atmosphere.