Check out this article by Photo Tuts+ called Going Beyond Shooting at Eye Level. It explains the importance of different point of views with which to shoot, as well as tips and techniques for doing so.
I’ve always been one of those “try the weirdest angles until you get the right shot” photographers. Sometimes, I loose a shot because I take too long to find what I want, but more often than not, the ends justify the means. To this day, one of the best photographs I’ve ever taken was a spur of the moment waist shot taken in Canal Street, New York City.
Are you an eye level photographer, or do you break the norm? What are your favorite non-eye level shots?