Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tip: Rotating your photo can change everything!

I'm sure this may be SO obvious to everyone... but, rotating your photo can completely change the look of your photo. I took this photo for my Simplicity class. I was turning it around and around. I wasn't quite sure which way looked best. Everytime I turned it... it looked totally different to me.

This is one of the things my art teachers in college would always repeat..."Step back to get a better look... and rotate your art." Try it for yourself! I'd love to see what you do. You can link your blog post in the comments below, or add it to our Flickr group. Let's see how the photo was taken and what you decided looked best.

My examples:

This is the angle I shot this photo:

I flipped it clockwise:

It felt like there was too much weight at the bottom of the photo. So, I flipped it 180 degrees:

That felt strange to me... So, I flipped it one more time to the left:

And, this is what I ended up with. I like it best this way! What about you? Do you ever do this? Share your rotated photos! Our flickr group.


  1. I agree - I love the new composition - you're seems pretty simple, but it does make a huge difference.

  2. yes, i love rotating! i used to get made fun of by my friends too because when i look at something i rotate it a bunch and also tilt my head from side to side :) hey, it works, i'm just sayin :)


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