No, not the chair – what I mean is, I tilted this to get the chair in:
Dutch Angle, they call it. Hollywood term, mispronunciation of “Deutsch” – i.e. German.
As I have mentioned before, I tend to use angles for four different reasons:
- To add dramatic interest
- To add energy, dynamic motion.
- To make diagonals horizontal or vertical.
- To fit it all into the picture.
Don’t discount that last reason. People will assume I was being creative, but often I just want to fit it in. And -depending, of course, on the subject- that suits me fine. I once heard Peter Power, one of Canada’s premier photojournalists, say the same at a workshop I took. I agreed then, and I still agree!
And sometimes you til because you can’t stand up straight:
Just kidding. Really.