Angle Fun

Angle Fun

Moments That Matter: lesson 5: topic 1: what’s your angle?

When I first read this lesson I was soo daunted, “Oh no!” I thought, “Robyn’s really kicked it up a notch, I’m so out of my depth” and then I found, it was lots of fun and I fell in love with angles, I really did. Early morning light and angles thus far are my true loves:)

I asked the children for help here, to just play around whilst I lay on the trampoline and snapped away. I was worried at first that I would have blurry pics, some where but with all the alterations I was making to my settings I was so happy to discover I rarely had blurs! I literately took over 100 photos and gee I think we might do this every day, we had soo much fun:)

Taken lying on the trampoline whilst the children jumped above me, not to worry not quite above. It was about 2.30pm but we were in the shade.
had the white light set to full sun, the metering to average.

Image 1 – iso 100, ap 3.26 and shutter 1/1200
Such a fun pic, really capture the moment, happy with the colours, only bad was the omission of toes, but just love it otherwise

Image 2 – iso 200, ap 3.26 and shutter 1/1200
Love this too, Genevieve was so enjoying herself and no blur, good colours, no shade on face.

Image 3 – iso 200, ap 3.26 and shutter 1/1200
Such a scamp and I thought the camera caught that. Sky so clear, picture so crisp

Image 4 – iso 200, ap 3.26 and shutter 1/1200
Saxon was so high up and I managed to capture it all. His glee.

I’m sure there is room for improvement, and I look forward to hearing where, but when I look at what I submitted on the trampoline back in the shutter speed lesson I’m heartened to see a difference.

angle-1 angle-2 angle-3 angle-4

By Erin
Erin, married to my Prince Charming, mum of 10, wannabe photographer. Living on a property on the North Coast of NSW.


  1. Well done. And what fun. I bet the kids love the photos too. It’s not easy to get good shots on the trampoline because you have to consider focus, shutter speed, exposure, composition (and in this case backlighting) all on very fast moving subjects. So you should be very proud of these. And don’t worry at all about the cut off toes – it happens with this kind of shot – and it’s OK. The only suggestion I have would be to try a bit of exposure compensation ( to lighten up the kids a bit as they are a tad under exposed. Maybe even try a bit of bracketing – also in that lesson – to test how much to overexpose to get a balance between the kids being correctly exposed and not blowing out the sky (making it too washed out). I know I’m challenging you but I know you can handle it 🙂

  2. Robyn
    Thank you:) I am happy especially when I see where I have come from.
    Oh that’s good to know it’s okay to cut off toes in this situation.
    Will go back and re-practice that lesson, you know, slowly I’m gaining confidence that I can handle it:)

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