Photography as an art-form needs some sources of inspiration from time to time, especially when you feel like your lacking in ideas. There are many methods to break out of a creative rut: such as traveling, listening to music or even just reading a good book. As a photographer, there are few things more satisfying than mastering a new photography technique. Learning new photography techniques can open new possibilities, provide endless potential for inspiration, and even help to get you out of a creative rut.
Ready to discover some new techniques that you may not have known your camera was capable of? We have compiled a list of some nifty new photography tricks, as well as some tried and ture favorites that you may-or may not-have mastered yet.
1-High Speed Photography:
High speed photography one of the things that makes high speed photography most intriguing is that it freezes moments in time that are too fast for the naked eye to see. The trick to high speed photography is a tripod, a narrow aperture, a flash, and lots of patience.
Night photography the fun starts when the sun goes down! There is plenty of life to capture after dark. For high quality night photography, you will need a super-slow shutter speed, and a tripod or solid surface to steady your camera for long exposures. Don’t forget to experiment with the rule of thirds as well, good old composition techniques are still valid here.
Motion blur is the art of capturing a moving subject. This technique is often used in sports photography, but can also be used to create interesting images with light or fast moving objects. To effectively capture motion blur, slow down your shutter speed, and hold your camera still as your subject moves. You can also “pan” with the cameras, moving it along to follow the subject before releasing the shutter. This will keep your subject in focus while blurring out the background.
4-Black and White Photography:
Black and white photography when done effectively-conveys deep emotion or drama. But there’s more to black and white photography than just hitting the black and white filter in photoshop. Effective B&W photography starts with the composition, making use of shadows, lighting, ans strong subjects to create powerful imagery.
5-Monochromatic Color Photography:
Monochromatic color photography captures images in a single hue or color. Much like black and white photography, monochromatic photography has a powerful way of conveying a message without much details.
6-Smoke Art Photography:
Smoking art photography can be a challenging, yet extremely rewarding technique. Smoke trails create mysterious and captivating images that are intriguing, fascinating, and fun to capture.
Macro photography is rewarding and unique. Its exciting to make huge images of subjects that are tiny, capturing minute details that are invisible to the human eye. The best way to make your macro photography stand out is to find subjects that are interesting and detailed. You can accomplish macro photography with just about any camera any lens, though the quality of the resulting images will vary depending on the equipment you use.
8-Long Exposure Photography:
Long exposure photography can be used to achieve all kinds of interesting results, but its particularly popular when it comes to landscapes. A longer exposure effectively blurs movement, resulting in silky smooth water or soft, streaking clouds.
9-Forced Perspective Photography:
Forced perspective is a fun, visual play on depth perception-with sometimes hilarious results! When composing a forced perspective image, make sure your main subject is either larger or smaller than everything else. This involves experimenting with interesting angles, and positions for your subject. Have fun!
Even if you don’t have an expensive camera, you can capture panoramic photographs though a technique known as “panorama stitching”. This technique involves using a tripod, and taking a serious of side-by-side photographs, and merging them together later on.
11-Traffic Light Trails:
Traffic light trails are a popular subject, and a great way to gets started with long exposure photography. To capture light trails, find a high traffic area in an otherwise dark location, set your tripod up, and use a slow shutter speed to blur the emotion of the lights.
12-Panting with Light:
Similar to traffic light trails, painting with light uses a long exposure to create illuminated “trails of light”. This fun technique can be used to create artistic images, or to add a creative spin to a photoshoot. All you need is a dark location, a slow shutter speed, and a source of moving light such as a flashlight or sparkler.
Silhouettes is a fun and unique way to create dramatic photos. The best time for silhouettes is sunset or sunrise. To create the silhouette effect, position your subject in front of the sun, and shoot into the sun. A faster shutter speed will result in darker exposure, and a slower shutter speed will create a brighter image.
A cheap UV filter, and a dab of Vaseline is all you need to create slightly distorted, vintage style photographs.
Pinhole photography is actually the foundation of modern photography. A pinhole camera is a simple camera with no lens, and a single small aperture. Light passes in through this single point and produce images. You can make a pinhole lens for your camera by drilling a small hole in a body cap. Have fun taking beautiful, motion blurred photos.