Fun with shadows

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.

Fun with blur

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 [...]

Fun with everyday objects

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 [...]

What can you do with corners?

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 [...]

Catching the brain rain

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 [...]