do you know how they film people climbing a very steep mountain in olden day Cantonese movies? the directors ask cinematographer tilt the camera, and let the actors crawl on the ground.sure...let me upload them and point a link here in a few minutes. by the way, i was trying to show the steep walk up to bt timah hill summit with my boys. sigh.
Maybe you could place you camera lower, close to the ground and shoot upwards? A wide angle lens might exaggerate the effect with its distortion?I wanted to have a picture of just my boys and nobody else...hmmm...
...this was the best i could do with my e71...nokia...
then if going low wasnt an option here... what do you suggest?you have to remember that a photograph is a 2d picture.
perspective is a powerful tool. if you put a uniform surface sloping even 80 degrees, it is very steep, but it is uniform, it will have no indication on your photograph that it is 3d, it will just look 2d.
the only way you can indicate the angle of slope is using the sides as reference.
going low here would actually make everything look even more 2d.
turning to the right, there will be point of references there.then if going low wasnt an option here... what do you suggest?