The Front Stairs, Alkabo School
It is, of course, a well-known internet fact (that I just made up) that 99.999% of unsuccessful photographs were made from eye level. I offer the following anecdote as proof of this immutable law of photography.
The first time I photographed the Alkabo School, the photographs didn't seem to look "right." The second time I went back, I happened to sit down in one of those little student chairs and everything looked absolutely perfect from that vantage point. It was one of those “Eureka” moments that in hindsight was so obvious and required experience to remember. I dropped the height of my tripod to approximate height of a child and the remaining photographs of the school looked much, much better.
If you are five years old and coming to school for the first time, these stairs are really intimidating. If you are taller, they look less steep and foreboding. Having your camera in the right place for a photograph also means having it at the right height. In this case, the right height is that of a child.
It's been about twelve or thirteen years since I photographed the Alkabo School, but my tripod has remained at small child height since then. The world seems to look better that way.