1. Seeing Through Worm Eyes
Other languages are panoramas ‘tunnels’. Relatively the same as ordinary panorama photos, but with a slightly different process.
Use the 18-55 millimeter f / 3.5-5.6 lens, then attach it to a tripod with an artificial panoramic head.
Take around 20-30 frames to meet the needs of 360-degree photos. When shooting, use manual settings (focus, white balance, exposure) to ensure consistency of each frame.
Use a low ISO setting for optimal image quality.
Give ‘area’ overlap between each frame so that the stitching software can work. For editing, use Lightroom to remove correct vignette and chromatic aberration.
Combine the photos in the Autopano Draw. Finally, crop and render the photo as a JPEG image, before taking it to Lightroom to make color adjustments.
Oh yeah, you need a lot of storage space to try this technique, at least one gigabyte for a photo!
2. Unique Wide-angle Up Close
Macro lenses are able to present extraordinary details of an image. Want to try a little different? Try wide-angle up close. Use the widest aperture on the lens (usually f / 2.8) and approach the object.
Focus on one part of the object and let the other part blur.
This technique can produce good results with subjects such as flowers and food, but can also make abstract images if tried on objects such as cutlery, kitchen utensils and various other everyday items.
The image displayed in the viewfinder is always displayed at the widest lens aperture, making it easy to assess the overall effect.
There is no harm in using the larger Live View screen as manual focus assistance so that it reaches high precision.
3. Unusual Infrared
Maybe you think this technique isn’t too special. But by combining a good infrared filter and the appropriate camera settings, it can reduce exposure time and unexpected results.
Infrared filters can change the spectrum of colors so that they can create unexpected colors.
Choose hot sunshine, landscaping with green leaves and sky with clouds, water, and architecture is a very good stock in displaying the maximum infrared effect.
4. Photos of the Night with a Touch of Different Colors
Tired of night photo tricks? There’s nothing wrong with using additional new properties to get a new feel.
Use Pixelstick, which has 200 adjustable LED lights. Or other glow sticks that are now being sold. Move the Pixelstick when taking a long-exposure image, resulting in an amazing light motif.
The technique itself is similar to the technique of capturing walking night light, using a tripod for stability, until the shutter speed is slow to capture various motions in one shot.
Add one or two flashgun off-cameras for different artistic results.
5. Positive Negative Landscape
This technique is quite easy, even you can use it as a stock of images that you have taken. Convert a photo result to a black and white style, then invert it in Photoshop or similar software.
Although this process is simple, finding images that match the surprising effects certainly requires carefulness.
A landscape with rough terrain, textures, mountains, with a strong mixture of light and dark areas can also make interesting images.
A sight that is not exposed to tonelap-light is actually not good when it is inverted. Similarly, the blue sky with fine white clouds.
Cutting out segments from a wider scene can be an additional trick to produce even more stunning results.
6. Double Exposure for Mysterious Photos
Whether shooting with a digital camera or with a film, you need a strong initial image to start this technique.
Because you have to combine elements from different frames, not all of which can match when combined.
Usually, double exposure portraits are made by exposing the same frame from a film more than once.
The Screen Blend mode in Photoshop can be selected, or by doubling the value of light in one layer.
For other unexpected results, do a variety of crazy exposures on the camera, then do the result processing crossing.
Do old techniques for example, multi-layered platinum palladium on textured paper. The result? Wonderful.
7. Bokeh? May
It comes from Japanese ‘boke’, which means ‘fog’ or ‘unclear’. This means drawing abstract blur effects creatively when shooting with wide aperture.
Ideally you use a lens that has the ability to open to an f / 2.8 or wider aperture. To get effective results, photograph it in low light, and try to insert a light beam such as a street light, a car lamp that will increase the bokeh.
For abstract results, just aim at the lights that are lit with manual focus to “hit” the lights so they are completely out of focus.
Keep the focus sharp on an object and make sure there is enough distance between the backlight and the object so that the effect is maintained.
The further the background light from the subject, the more they will run away. If there isn’t enough light to effectively illuminate the foreground object, try adding a little flash to produce optimal detail.
8. Abstract photos, then play
Capture images from alternative angles, which will help to make more abstract compositions.
This photo idea, you can change the whole meaning of an image just by rotating the scene.
Start with simple things by planning pictures and looking for everyday places where you can aim freely.
Outdoor objects are also the right choice. Play around with what’s available around us. Use unique properties to add unique results.
Composition is the key, so try experimenting. If you want your image to be really abstract, cut the object or the appearance of a normal object.
9. Stretching Liquid Still Life
To make a macro bubble image, fill a glass of water and add a few drops of cooking oil.
To make the background colorful, use a variety of backgrounds such as gift wrapping paper to colorful feathers placed under the glass.
To illuminate shots, use flash macros. This accessory allows us to aim using flat light, so that it can take fine details in bubbles.
There are no flash macros? Use ordinary lights or even natural light. Up to post-production techniques, increase contrast to enhance details.
Also note the dust that is taken. You can eliminate this minor annoyance in Photoshop.
10. Experiment with Shadows
When you are shooting a scene on a sunny day, maybe you just focus on the details of a subject.
However, try to see the possibility that you can use exposed shadows as a new creative composition.
Like silhouettes, strong shadow shapes can produce unique photo compositions. You can use it to produce mood photos that tend to be dark, or vice versa.
A good shadow photo is not really the problem of the camera you are using, even though the exposure adjustment helps you control the density of a shadow.