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Last year I wrote a post with some quick tips for improving your phone photography. It seems this article struck a chord as I had a fair bit of feedback from people grateful for the snappy advice.

That was my inspiration to write a new series of posts aimed at providing tips and guidance to help improve your photography and boost your creativity.

And the key principles behind these instructional posts? They will be practical, easy to implement, and readable within sixty-seconds (or as good as...). So let’s kick things off with one of my all-time favourite tips.

Break those eye-level habits and get down low

Take your camera away from eye-level. Yes, it really is that simple!

Getting down low is one of the most effective ways to improve your photographs and create original perspectives, especially with natural portraits, landscapes, and street photography. And I’m talking really low here – knees on the ground, lying in the dirt low.

Each and every day we view everything from eye-level. Take a photograph from the exact same height and it’s no wonder that your images will soon start to feel very familiar and lacking impact.

The world is a far more interesting place when viewed through a child’s eyes so break the habit of instinctively shooting from five to six feet from the ground. Trust me: it will open up a whole host of creativity and turn familiar scenes into unique opportunities.

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