Yes, five and a half feet. Above the ground. That is the distance from which Uncle Fred takes every single picture.
Now instead, why not get close to the ground? Like this. And look at the difference that makes:
Much more intimate and dramatic.
…or perhaps even tilt it, using a mis-named “Dutch Angle”?
Now it’s like we are crawling on the ground.
Try to get interesting angles. Avoid the ubiquitous Uncle Fred straight-and-level 5.5′ AGL position when you can do better.
I guess it’s safe to say you son was not with you when taking the 6″ & 12″ photo off the ground.
A little embarrassing for a young man to be seen like that. but you’re not lying in the middle of the road on vacation(Travel Photography seminar) a few great shots
Spot on. And indeed, at my age I do not mind how silly I look. One of the many benefits of not being 15 anymore.