To photograph small things from a high-angle perspective, you need one little thing.
I have no idea how often I have linked to the following article. Whatsoever, once again I’d like to drop a reference and give a quick reminder.
The article dealt with the things you need for a modest but powerful photo studio.
And it was damn good to read. Insiders call it a real delight.
To photograph small things from a high-angle perspective, you need even less equipment. And that’s what this post is about.
Softboxes and other light sources are replaced by sunlight, the background system and cardboard are replaced by a simple piece of paper.
Because fresh air is good for health, we will of course go outside.
But to avoid standing in the way of our own shadow, we won’t do that at noon. It’s good to have the sun flat. It would be even better if the sky were cloudy as a kind of softbox substitute.
The motif of choice has to be placed on the mentioned piece of paper and the setup is finished. Shoot your photo standing like this or on a chair. The smaller the object, the easier it will be.
Voila! The result is comparable to a clean studio picture. Ridiculously simple!