Choose a subject in front of a background with depth. Select your shortest focal length and take a close low viewpoint, below your subject. Find a natural point of focus and take the shot.
You’ll see that a very wide lens together with a close viewpoint creates extreme perspective distortion. Gently receding lines become extreme diagonals and rounded forms bulge towards the camera. Space appears to expand. The low viewpoint adds a sense of monumentality, making the subject seem larger than it is, and tilting the camera adds to the effect as vertical lines dramatically converge. Not the ideal combination for a portrait shot!
Unfortunately due to my condition any low angle without great help or assistance is virtually impossible, however, I tackled this from a different perspective and took the opportunity to utilise a visit to a local gardens. I focused this shot around the large paving slabs and fountain with a pergola walkway in the background.
Using a wide angle lens with a short focal length of 16mm the lines become extermely distorted and rounded towards the edges. This makes the fountain appear far larger than it’s actual shape and size.