Imagine a worm with a camera. Ok forget that. Disgusting - and how could it even hold it properly or use the zoom without hands ? How about you then - but just 3 inches tall and with a tiny camera in your tiny little hands. There's obviously been an accident of some kind. Your mum made chocolate brownies with some cocoa beans she bought from a strange little man she met in the market and told you not to touch them, and then you just took the smallest little square while she was out of the room and after one bite you've ended up on the kitchen floor. 3 inches tall...... 3 inches small !
You feel ok though and your camera's still working - so you decide to explore your world from the ground up - and take some pics as a reminder.
Mateo S - Bushy Park pebbles. It's all he liked to do !
We had a student once at Stanley school whose name was Mateo. Mateo was a groundhog. Everywhere we went he would get down on his hands and knees and start photographing pebbles or grass. Mateo I'd say - look at the Deer - look at the blossom - look at the boats on the river - Mateo ! look at the Lion ! (we were in the zoo at the time of the last one) But it was no use. Mateo was busy photographing stuff on the floor.
Shoot worm's eye images to add drama and excitement to your pictures. Get underneath the flowers and see how that looks - or lie down to get to eye-level with you guinea pig or bunny. If you can lie down - and feel confident that you'll be able to get back up again - lying on the floor is the best way to do this. You can also just place your camera on the ground and shoot pics without looking through the viewfinder. The camera will be even lower down and the pictures will be more dramatic.
If you have one of those flip out viewfinders then you are a very lucky boy or girl. No grass stains - no pebble dimples in your knees and no dirty hands.
Be careful with focus
You can do worm's eye portraits or selfies (if you use the self timer )