Question by rashin: What does this sentence from the context below mean? to photograph from animal eye level and below?
It started with a simple idea: how does it feel to view Africa’s wild animals not through the lens of a traditional camera but through the eyes of a fellow creature? To photograph from animal eye level and below I set up a small, well-camouflaged remote camera in the wildest tracts of Kenya’s Maasai Mara National reserve, and triggered the shutter from afar. The resulting images give a sense of mingling with stealthy predators and their panicking prey., perhaps evoking encounters experienced by our hunter- gatherer ancestors on the East African plains.
Answer by David Beierl
He’s talking about having the camera no higher than the heads of the animals he’s photographing, so the photo will show the scene as it would look to a similar or smaller animal.
There’s a famous photograph of a woman with a Chihuahua (a dog that weighs ?a kilogram? – the photographer got down on the floor and photographed at the dog’s eye level, and all you can see of the woman is her legs rising up out of the top of the frame. It’s startling and very effective.
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