You can get wonderful photographs by playing with shadows. They're used to great effect in portraiture (which is a subject for another post) and you can use them to the same effect when photographing objects or shapes, in effect sculpting the image with light. Here are a few examples.
There are all sorts of blurring effects you can create, either when you take photos (when they can be intentional or not -- but hey, sometimes they're happy accidents) or after the fact, in processing. When you press the shutter, you can create movement blur or zoom blur. Or you can take a perfectly normal … Continue reading Fun with blur
Continuing along the same lines as my previous post, you can have lots of photographic fun with everyday objects you'll find in your kitchen or your living room. You just have to slightly re-imagine them in a different light or a different angle. Here are a few photos that do just that. A simple … Continue reading Fun with everyday objects
Say you're stuck inside but you'd love to use your camera and take some creative photos. What can you do? How about a play on lines and colors? You can use your very own walls and corners, and then you can manipulate the photos in editing to make them even more interesting. It's a wonderful … Continue reading What can you do with corners?
From 43 Folders: "Warm, Partly Cloudy, 100% Chance of Brain Rain -- I like James' ideas for catching the "brain rain" -- a way of setting aside a few minutes each day for firewalled creativity through idea generation and capture. This kind of habit could fit nicely into an end-of-day ritual, maybe before a quick … Continue reading Catching the brain rain