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I thought I’d share a photo tip I use when taking pictures:


We so often are just quickly snapping photos that we end up with hundreds of almost identical pictures. A simple change in your stance or perspective can make all the difference. Here is a recent example. 

The boys were getting ready to fish so I started snapping. I took the image on the left and noticed his head, pole and backlighting and new it would make a fun silhouette but there wasn’t much of my son in the photo. So I squatted down and aimed my phone up so I could see more of him. For silhouettes you’ll want your camera or phone to expose the sky (touch the sky area on your iPhone).

It made a HUGE difference in the feel of the photo itself. Here are both of the originals straight from the phone

And after a few filters in the PicTapGo app (that and VSCO CAM are my fave) this was my final social media share

What’s your favorite way to change perspective?


Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.


  1. Thanks for the tip. The photo is awesome. I like to change perspective too. You’ll never know that unexpected beauty you can find..

    • Allison Waken

      Thank you! So true – it’s amazing how a small change can make such a big difference!