On to the Photolife:
Do you always take pictures straight on? Here's one (mostly straight on) at a WWII memorial in Annapolis, MD.
How does the impact of the picture change when shot from a side angle?
Do you think about your vantage point when taking pictures? Try it sometime. No fancy equipment required. Just break out your point and shoots. This is more about where you put yourself and the camera.
Shoot from above (I was on a balcony above my cute nephew.)
or below (I knelt at the bottom of the column that was part of James Madison's icehouse.)
or dog level. (I held the camera down around my ankles and clicked--talk about literally pointing and shooting.)
Take this colorful street.
Think about how the angle changing
alters what the picture says or your reaction to it.
Application to writing? Telling stories from different points of view can dramatically or subtly change the impact of what you're saying. If a scene isn't working for you, try it from a different POV or, if you'd rather keep your story at one POV character, try giving him a different perspective. e.g. For one scene in my WIP I had my POV character on a balcony overlooking the action on the street below rather than at street level. Think about how her perspective would have been different if I'd put her looking out a basement window.