Framing could be defined as the visual “geography” where several elements harmoniously reside in order to construct an image. Framing has more to do withcinematographic shots rather than composition. However, there is an important element embedded in every single frame done with the dramatic Dutch angle, the diagonal horizon line. Back in the days where I was still discovering everything in photography (very happy and fun moments of my life indeed), I was experimenting with all sort of quirky angles and points of view, and one day I heard the words “Dutch angle” and I made a little research in order to understand it, and everything changed for me.
So What Exactly Is The Dutch Angle?
The Dutch angle, which is also known as the “Dutch tilt” is a maneuver where the camera is set at a tilted angle, leaving verticals and horizontal lines angled to the sides of the frame, producing a tilted or diagonal point of view.