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Week 7: Different POV
It’s Week 7! This prompt challenges you to deviate from your norm. We get stuck in our ways (see week 5: monotone) and one way to escape this is to switch up your viewpoint. It’s time for a new point of view.
The last time I saw a new POV in a photo prompt, I was so intrigued, because I never really thought of changing the perspective of my photos in the sense of where I shoot from. The suggestion was that if you’re used to standing and shooting, you should try shooting from the hip. Or, if you have a child, set up the photo as if they were taking it.
But this is a creative challenge, not a photo challenge. A new POV can go so many different ways! Whatever medium you’re doing, think about what makes you comfortable…and do the opposite of it. Do you prefer a minimalist look? Try going maximalist instead. Are you always drawing a scene from the same log that you sit on? Try a different log. Try an entirely different scene.
Examples & directions to go:
Adobe’s blog covered perspective in photography. Choose a different type than you’re used to.
Writing: choose a different person’s perspective (first, second, third) to write the story in. Or, write a character with a different age, gender, personality, etc.
Draw or design a scene that warps the viewer’s perspective.
Take the style of a creative person you admire and try and replicate it in your own work. For example, write in the style of Shakespeare.
Angles! Switch up the angles at which you approach your art.