Low angle, or “worm’s-eye” view
- The viewer is looking up at the subject.
- A person is made to seem powerful, or the situation might seem insurmountable.
Those who set up photo opportunities for powerful people often place the photograpers and the audience lower than the subject to accentuate this feeling of power, as the image below shows.
President George W. Bush speaks Aug. 15, 2002, at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. The president will return to his ranch in central Texas following his tour at the monument. (Larry Downing / Reuters)