The Tomato Man at Shivaji Nagar Market


One the first few things I learned when I started photography as a hobby almost ten years ago was to explore different angles when shooting (even only) one subject. These photos of the tomato man at Shivaji Nagar market in Bangalore were taken with Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summarit f/2.5 lens. I first saw the man from the street level and took the first shot above.

I wanted to take another shot from in front of the man and from a spot higher than where I stood when I shot the photo above. But … the wall was too high. So, I went up the stairs and went to the second floor of the building market behind the man. I was just above the man and shot the two photos below. Which one do you like the most?

So, next time you are out shooting, don’t forget to explore different angles for your shot of the same subject if you can. Go high, go low, go eye level and walk around the subject. Keep shooting everyone!


Now, time to rally for my blog again. Have you voted today? If you are new here, this blog has been nominated as one of the 10 Finalists for Singapore Best Photography Blog 2011. Voting is open until July 3. Anyone can vote, including those outside of Singapore. Just register and vote here. Thank You everyone!!!!!

  • Hendra LauwJuly 5, 2011 - 12:48 am

    Thank you everyone. Appreciate that. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • maylemonJuly 1, 2011 - 5:57 pm

    very eyes pleasing shots! love the coloursReplyCancel

  • AnoopJune 29, 2011 - 10:19 pm

    All good ones!!! The first one though is a broader perspective.ReplyCancel

  • DanielJune 24, 2011 - 12:18 pm

    I like the high angle shot with the customers. The focus thus becomes the selling.

    Beautiful pictures – Voted for u!ReplyCancel

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