Creative Photography Ideas for the Budding Photographer in You

Life is beautiful! And if you want to make it amazing, fun & inspiring – focus on nurturing & developing your creative hobbies (photography could be one). It will help you creatively express and share your experiences with others and thereby increase your happiness quotient.

Photography is an art; using creative photography ideas – props and composition techniques will help you take your photography skills to the next level.

Some of the ideas include creatively posing with the sun (Silhouette Photography), photographing a scene/object from a different angle (for instance – capturing a person jumping above you while you lie on the floor and photograph them), throwing colours in the air while you photograph the scene, photographing spectacular moments caused by natural activity or different lights, photographing reflection of the subject/scene on a person’s sunglasses or rear-view mirror of the car and so on.

All these photography tricks & techniques make the viewer wonder how the photographer manged to create such amazing photographs.

Take a look at the below photographs to get a better understanding of Creative Photography:

Bokeh effect created with fairy lights in the background give the illusion that colourful bubbles are coming out of the jar placed in the foreground

Creative Photography

To know more about Bokeh, click here

Scene photographed from the cable car when it was drizzling sets the mood (You can spray water/colours in the air to create extraordinary images)

Creative Photography

Photographed kaleidoscopic effect of a retail outlet display glass in a mall (You can look for such interesting installations that amaze the viewer and captures their attention)

Creative Photography

Used the Panning technique: The background is blur but the moving subject (cab) is in focus and appears sharp.

Creative Photography

To know more about panning, click here

Night photography: Captured the surreal experience of Ganga Aarti

Creative Photography

Great divide within reflected in nature: Setting sun imparts two different colours to clouds based on their height (also the sea reflects it)

Creative Photography

Placed Lord Krishna keychain on the money plant and photographed it through a paper cup that was cut from the bottom (Try using props to give a different perspective of your subject)

Creative Photography

Photographed images of the lanterns that was captured in the smartphone camera

Creative Photography

Bokeh effect created with fairy lights in the background reflects its colours on the transparent Lord Ganesh idol placed in the foreground

Creative Photography

Bitter gourds in the shape of Lord Ganesh & his Mushak (mouse)

Creative Photography at home

Photographs of the same Raven captured in different poses stitched together to create a visual story

Creative Photography

To learn Bird Photography, click here

We bring you ‘Jo & His Camera’ Comic Strips wherein a Magical Camera gives DSLR photography tutorials to Jo, an aspiring photographer

Click on the below Image to see the Comic wherein the Camera explains Jo, the concept of Creative Photography with the help of practical examples.

Creative Photography ideas

When you do photography: Remember the 5E’s – Explore, Experiment, Experience, Enjoy & Express to develop your own style as a photographer.

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We would love to know about your creative photography ideas. Do share your photographs with us in the comment box below.

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