I will say i shoot so-so at eye level la... Sometimes try overhead shot... Sometimes bend down a lilz... Sometimes lower myself a lilz... Smtimes right from the ground low level... Smtimes kneel ba... haha
For me number 1 is WAY faster. I had a zigview, even with a small LCD screen, composing waist height is MUCH faster than squatting down, ESPECIALLY when you need to move a little to the right and left to adjust the angle a bit.