Sometimes we can get caught up in the complexities of photography and forget that it’s a fun, creative experience. And part of having that experience is exploring unique ways to add a little pizzazz to the photos you take. We have some creative ways to add that special touch your looking for while having some fun at the same time.
Underwater selfie fake
You can create an underwater selfie at home with nothing more than a GoPro from Beachcamera.com, a selfie stick, and a fish tank. Just set the camera to 30fps burst mode and rapidly dunk the camera into the water. The action of the camera entering the water will force the water to the sides.
Shoot through water drops
What do you get when you combine colorful candy, a sheet of plexiglass, and a few water drops? Crazy, mind-bending images! Shooting through water drops has the same effect of warping the perspective that shooting through a glass of water does. But in this case, you get more bang for your buck because each water droplet magnifies the candy below!
Mix lighting for ideal city night shots
Time the taking of your images so that the light levels from both artificial and natural light is the same. This will produce an evenly exposed shot. Take a spot meter reading from both the sky and an area of the shot that’s artificially lit. When the sky is still slightly brighter, start shooting using the spot metered setting for the artificially lit part of the scene. Continue to take pictures using the exposures. You should have a few shots that are perfectly exposed during a ten-minute window where the scene will be perfectly lit.
Panoramic takes on a new direction
These aren’t complicated, but they might be something you haven’t realized yet. Change the panning direction by simply tapping the arrow and it will switch direction. Take vertical panoramic photos by rotating your smart phone so that you are holding it in landscape orientation. Instead of panning horizontally, pan vertically from low to high, or high to low.
Get the jump on images of your leaping subjects with this trick. Get low to take the photograph so the jumpers appear higher! If you have your subjects try to create shapes with their bodies instead of jumping straight up and down, it will give more of a floating effect. To ensure you capture the perfect moment, use the burst mode on your camera and a faster shutter speed to freeze the movement.
Capture both sides of the moment
The Frontback app uses the front and back of your camera from Beachcamera.com to capture what you see and how you feel at any moment. Some have described it as having your face being the emotion, or caption, for what you are seeing and experiencing. If about to bungee jump off a bridge your #frontback image might show the view of the drop and perhaps your anxious selfie before the jump. Once you’ve taken a photo, you can share it in a single image to social media.
There’s so much you can do with a little bit of imagination and a camera. It’s time to mix it up a little and get creative with your photography.