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
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)
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)
Used the Panning technique: The background is blur but the moving subject (cab) is in focus and appears sharp.
To know more about panning, click here
Night photography: Captured the surreal experience of Ganga Aarti
Great divide within reflected in nature: Setting sun imparts two different colours to clouds based on their height (also the sea reflects it)
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)
Photographed images of the lanterns that was captured in the smartphone camera
Bokeh effect created with fairy lights in the background reflects its colours on the transparent Lord Ganesh idol placed in the foreground
Bitter gourds in the shape of Lord Ganesh & his Mushak (mouse)
Photographs of the same Raven captured in different poses stitched together to create a visual story
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.
When you do photography: Remember the 5E’s – Explore, Experiment, Experience, Enjoy & Express to develop your own style as a photographer.
Do Share The Learning – Like It, Post It, Pin It, Tweet It!
We would love to know about your creative photography ideas. Do share your photographs with us in the comment box below.
Did this blog help you with some ideas to improve your photography skills? For more useful photography tips, examples, ideas & inspiration, please subscribe below to receive notifications of new blog posts by email. Thank you!