Photography Tips Tricks

Photography Tips and Tricks

Photography Tips And Tricks are not new, early examples can be found going back to the time when cameras first made their appearance.

 

We would like to offer readers some really good insights on how best to achieve some special effects that you may be looking to copy. These examples can be seen in various magazines both on and offline and always look spectacular, they leave us wondering how they can be repeated. But most of the time they are done with little more than a simple digital camera and tripod plus an active imagination and the use of good photo techniques.

Achieving those perfect looking trick shots is not necessarily difficult to do because most modern cameras are pretty easy to handle with easy to use settings and many automated functions. Additionally, you can use some of the many software applications available and apply some photoshop trickery if you feel the need and not just use it to correct red eye. But this software also allows quite complicated effects to be carried out although in some circles this is thought to be cheating and nothing to do with pure photography.

This software also allows quite complicated effects to be carried out although in some circles this is thought to be cheating and nothing to do with pure photography.

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Unique Image Of A Simple Orange

One essential point to remember when creating trick images is a simple but totally obvious one, Always Carry your Camera and equipment with you! It goes without saying if you don’t have your necessary tools with you how can you expect to take that perfect shot?

You may be surprised at the number of photographers who find themselves in such a position of forgetting a crucial piece of equipment just when he really needs it. so think and always be prepared.

Many of us now carry some form of camera on our person for most of the time, this could be because most modern mobile phones have good quality cameras built into them, this also explains why there are so many shots of funny events being caught on camera. These are often opportune photos taken by people who just happen to be at the right place at the right time.

But when you are planning on setting up a trick shot you need to plan ahead, you can often begin by writing or sketching a rough guide on how this is going to go, make notes and if possible do a quick run through because the chances that you will get your shot on the first run is very unlikely. You may even have to do much more.

My son seems to get an idea and he takes excellent shots straight away, but as he is a perfectionist he will continue to take photo after photo, making numerous adjustments until he gets the result that he has visualized. Then once back at the computer he is able to carefully check out his images and if required he then applies his photoshop tricks in order to get his perfect image.

But when you are planning on setting up a trick shot you need to plan ahead, you can often begin by writing or sketching a rough guide on how this is going to go, make notes and if possible do a quick run through because the chances that you will get your shot on the first run is very unlikely. You may even have to do much more. Having said that my son seems to get an idea and he takes excellent shots straight away, but as he is a perfectionist he will continue to take photo after photo, making numerous adjustments until he gets the result that he has visualized. Then once back at the computer he is able to carefully check out his images and if required he then applies his photoshop tricks in order to get his perfect image.

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Trick Shots With A Phone

When you are planning on setting up a trick shot you need to think ahead, you can often begin by writing or sketching a rough guide on how this is going to go, make notes and if possible do a quick run through because the chances that you will get your shot on the first run is very unlikely. You may even have to do several attempts

My son seems to get an idea and he takes excellent shots straight away, but as he is a perfectionist he will continue to take photo after photo, making numerous adjustments until he gets that final result which he has visualized. Then once back at the computer he is able to carefully check out his images and if required he then applies his photoshop tricks in order to get his perfect image.

So from that, we can deduce that one of the traits of the trick photo specialist apart from enthusiasm, is that they must have an abundance of natural patience although most professional photographers do seem to have that quality. however, the rest of us need to master this skill and then to apply correct photo techniques. In addition, they need to have a natural talent and an inventiveness because while tricks can be learned it is the knack of finding new ones that really stretches the boundaries of this fast growing sub-niche of the photography genre.

Unfortunately, the rest of us need to master this skill and then to apply correct photo techniques. In addition, they need to have a natural talent and an inventiveness because while tricks can be learned it is the knack of finding new ones that really stretches the boundaries of this fast growing sub-niche of the photography genre.

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Photography Tricks

Equipment You Will Need For Trick Photography

The kind of equipment required for this form of photography is pretty simple as mentioned earlier but I’m talking about using only Camera and just your basic equipment, there’s no need to buy any more gear, not that the enthusiasts will ever need an excuse to get their wallets out, but there is no need on this occasion. Most of your shots will involve controlling light or speed which will have an impact on whatever it is you are using as the subject.

When searching out new photography projects especially where trick photography you will find that the age group will vary widely because of the excitement caused by some of the fantastic images being hosted on websites and social sites and the discussions being held in the chat rooms where the methods and effects are being discussed we can see photographers young and old getting involved in taking or at least re-creating some of their favourite creations. It is thought that this new sub-genre is responsible for drawing in so many newcomers into the hobby, which was at one time was thought to be the home of the more mature person shall we say.

We can see many of the methods that are currently used in creating trick shots in more traditional photographs in such areas as a landscape where the flow of water has been slowed down to make it appear milky or smoky. Then again in a sport where a fast moving car or person is caught but the sense of speed is obtained by the way the subject is in sharp focus but the surrounding area is blurred giving the appearance of a fast moving object. These images are interesting and they catch the eye but not as much as spinning light which blurs into one solid shape, they just catch our imagination.

If you check in to some of the online chat rooms or communities that are sharing their images and are only too happy to welcome new members and especially novice photographers because it is seen as bringing new blood into their ranks. At one point it seemed that most people who were unwilling to let people know what their hobby was for fear of being tarred with “the old man’s hobby” brush. But now that photography tricks are cool many more youngsters are getting involved starting with their smart phones and playing around with photoshop tricks they can see what is possible and going on from there.

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