Do you sometimes struggle to come up with creative photography ideas, and start to find photography a little bit boring? You’re not alone. It’s often all too easy to forget what fun photography can be until you start look at the works of others for inspiration. Take these 17 creative photography…
I’ve covered shutter speed in great detail before, but recently this question popped up: ‘When would you typically use all the different shutter speeds?’ It dawned on me, that it wouldn’t hurt to provide a list of when you would typically use different shutter speeds, so here it is. Thanks to…
I’ve written over 100 posts on this website now, and as I look back on it, I realise that a lot of it would probably be lost to many users, who have only started using the website recently. This is Expert Photography’s top 20 photography tutorials; they’re the most popular tutorials on my website, as decided by the visitors who viewed them. Hopefully you can find something new and learn something today.
Nightclub photography is becoming increasingly popular, with a lot of young photographers using it as their way into finding their first paid photography work, while enjoying themselves at the same time. I often walk straight into clubs with no photo pass or anything, just a camera slung round my neck, and nobody ever asks any questions – it’s a great way to start getting more experience.
This gained a lot of notoriety in the past year as it proved a point – it’s not all about the camera. Ok, so they used a load of expensive lighting, a beautiful model and some professional retouching, but the camera was still an iPhone 3GS for the whole shoot. It’s really cool to see what can be done with even the most basic cameras, and FStoppers style of videos are really easy to watch and relax – you’re not spending your whole time playing on your phone in boredom.
Shooting at night for me, came about from the fact that I didn’t really have too much free time in the day, so I would go out and practice my photography with some friends at night. It’s a slightly harder skill to master because the shots take longer to expose, I liken it to shooting on film; you think a lot more about your settings and composition before you shoot, which helps you to hone in your skill much quicker.
I almost always carry a flash with me whenever i’m out now, even in the day time, as there’s a ton of different uses for it. We’re gonna start by looking at possible uses of the flash and then look at when you wouldn’t want to use it.
In short, it’s a fun, easy way of getting some really cool photos. You don’t need to spend hours looking for a cool location, light painting can be done just about anywhere, so just follow my step by step, insightful, thought process about taking great light painting photos and you’ll be well on your way.