Work Out Those Knees!


One of Lomography’s golden rule is to Try The Shot From The Hip. I guess we should not stop at #10, or go lower than the hip, ya?

Lomography shots has always included the Shoot From The Hip concept as one of its signature shots. Why not go lower?

Chinscraping, ant’s eye view, rat’s eye or simply floorshot – this enables your photos to capture a different perspective taken from the ground. Simply flat down your LC-A, Holga, or even Horizon Camera base on the ground, point your viewfinder to your desired subject… and push that lever!

I recommend using this technique in reflective surfaces, like airports, malls, or even washed out roads after a heavy rain. It’ll sure pop interesting angles and viewpoints on your shots. Capture a series of images from the ground, literally how a rat sees predators going its way. Look out for people on bicycles, busy streets , tires of a moving bus, a subway tunnel, or even somebody’s colorful boots!

So, here’s your next assignment – on your next roll, remember the Ten Golden Rules… and bend those knees!

written by panelomo on 2010-03-05 #gear #tutorials #rules #tipster #lomo #panelomo #quickie-tipster #floorshot #rats-eye #ants-eye #chinscraping


  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    loveee it!

  2. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    one of the finest lomographic experiences!

  3. dazb
    dazb ·

    Love a bit of chinscraping :)

  4. paramir
    paramir ·

    wow, amazing gallery! and nr. 13 is extra beautiful...

  5. grad
    grad ·

    i like this style too!

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Awesome panelomo !!! All the shots are great !

  7. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    Shawty got low low low low panelow mo! That song can help us remember panelomo tipster =) while singing than, we slightly bend our knees each time til the camera is set on the floor =) is that an added tip to this one?hehe

    great job panelomo! amazing shots! =D

  8. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great gallery and true, there's always something great to see from the ground! :))

  9. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    I've done this recently and my friend thought I was taking pictures up girl's skirts! Be careful or you might end up getting slapped for that rat's eye view!

  10. lisipisi
    lisipisi ·

    the gallery is awesome!! love #13 :)

  11. little_porcelain
    little_porcelain ·

    Beautifull pictures !!! Congrats!

  12. takuji
    takuji ·

    wow nice!

  13. scede
    scede ·

    amazing :) which film did you use?

  14. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    @scede i mostly used kodak elitechrome, EBX, and provia for this gallery.

  15. anelfandhiszippo
    anelfandhiszippo ·

    Mmmm i love shots taken from "ground level"

  16. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    I love floorshots too :DD

  17. basterda
    basterda ·

    Did you use a flash for these shots? :)

  18. smbilgin
    smbilgin ·

    Awesome :)

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