A low angled shot places the camera below the eye level of a subject or below the horizon if the item you are photographing is an inanimate object, such as a building.
I reviewed some of my past photography work to see just how much I use low angles, and found that it is a tool I mostly use with architecture and buildings. I do like the results of low angled work and after this week, I more than likely will be using this camera angle quite a bit more.
This week's subject is our cat, Barney. He is the barn cat that appeared last November out of nowhere and has since moved into the house on his own accord. The name "Barney" is the result of what happens when you allow your husband to name things. He responded to it almost immediately (naturally), so I could not make a case for changing it.
I am below Barney as he sits on our patio stone wall. There is a series of steps that lead from the patio down to a gate, and I am on the last step. Luckily, he was fixated on me because he associates me with food. You can see how the lower angle shows you what is above him, and accentuates his presence. A straight on shot would have been my usual fare, but I like this angle much better.