Camera Angles to Use in Midjourney Prompts

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.

To learn more about the –ar prompt used, read our aspect ratio tutorial. You can also go here to see all of our Midjourney parameter tutorials.

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

no angle prompt

Prompt with low angle: low rider street car, hydraulics, cherry red, sunset background, low angle shot –ar 3:2

low angle shot

Prompt with reflection shot: low rider street car, hydraulics, cherry red, sunset background, reflection shot –ar 3:2

reflection shot

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

birds eye view (total miss on the shoes lol)

Medium close-up shot: full body portrait, beautiful Black woman, long braids, purple high heels, medium close-up shot–ar 2:3

medium close up

Extremely low angle shot: full body portrait, beautiful Black woman, long braids, purple high heels, extremely low angle shot –ar 2:3

extremely low angle

I noticed the lower and higher angles weren't as dramatic with portraits vs landscapes, cars, etc.

extremely low angle of redwood trees

Here are some of my favorite angles to use in Midjourney:

High Angle Shot or Birds Eye Viewa shot taken from above
Eye Level Shottaken at the subject's eye level; neutral perspective
Low Angle Shota shot taken from below the subject, looking up
Extremely Low Angle Shotexaggerates the subject's size in the frame
Close-up Shottightly frames the subject, great for portraiture
Long shota shot taken from a distance
Two-Shotframes two subjects
Reflection Shotcaptures 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!

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