Sometimes I think the word “photography” intimidates people because they're used to the old school way of doing it all. Or, even the current way with DSLR cameras.
Gone are the days when you need a DSLR or even a regular cheapo digital camera to take great photos.
While professional photographers still need these cameras, the average person does not! And while crafting in Midjourney, we don't need a camera at all – just some knowledge and imagination.
Most phones will take amazing photos, and thankfully, Midjourney kicks ass at photography images. So let's dive in to how you can control the angle of the “camera” in Midjourney.
Camera Angles in Midjourney
Changing the angle of your photo is easy to do in Midjourney. Sharon and I have been playing around with AI art for a while now, and it's helped make us a lot of money in our businesses! We hope to show you how to do the same.
Prompt without angle specified: low rider street car, hydraulics, cherry red, sunset background –ar 3:2
Prompt with low angle: low rider street car, hydraulics, cherry red, sunset background, low angle shot –ar 3:2
Prompt with reflection shot: low rider street car, hydraulics, cherry red, sunset background, reflection shot –ar 3:2
The reflection shot is my absolute favorite, especially with cars! What do you think?
Here's another example of playing with angles, with portraiture.
Birds eye view prompt: full body portrait, beautiful Black woman, long braids, purple high heels, birds eye view shot –ar 2:3
Medium close-up shot: full body portrait, beautiful Black woman, long braids, purple high heels, medium close-up shot–ar 2:3
Extremely low angle shot: full body portrait, beautiful Black woman, long braids, purple high heels, extremely low angle shot –ar 2:3
I noticed the lower and higher angles weren't as dramatic with portraits vs landscapes, cars, etc.
Here are some of my favorite angles to use in Midjourney:
|High Angle Shot or Birds Eye View||a shot taken from above|
|Eye Level Shot||taken at the subject's eye level; neutral perspective|
|Low Angle Shot||a shot taken from below the subject, looking up|
|Extremely Low Angle Shot||exaggerates the subject's size in the frame|
|Close-up Shot||tightly frames the subject, great for portraiture|
|Long shot||a shot taken from a distance|
|Two-Shot||frames two subjects|
|Reflection Shot||captures your subject's reflection in a reflective surface|
While this doesn't cover every single angle you can use, it's a great start. 🙂 These are the ones I use most frequently.
Pssst… Don't forget to grab our AI photography guide if you really wanna dig deep into this topic!