You can use your camera to just point and shoot but photography has the potential to be so much more. Don’t just TAKE pictures but MAKE pictures by being creative with all the different techniques cameras have to offer. Take your photography knowledge beyond basic by trying out any of the cool photography tips we have listed below.
1) Painting with light: the word photography literally means “painting with light”. Using long exposures keeps the shutter open longer so that it can record the movement of a light source like a flash light as it draws.
Photo by: Tom Paton
Photo by: Pedro Moura Pinheiro
Photo by Sean Rogers1
Photo by purplemattfish
Photo by Dr Craig,
2) High speed photography: The great thing about high speed photography is that it captures fleeting moments that we normally would miss. By using a fast shutter speed, motion is frozen in time.
Photo by Pascal Bovet, http://www.pascalbovet.com/2010/09/highspeed-101-lesson-2/
Photo by Christine Buffalow, http://perfecttimingshot.blogspot.ca/2013/04/fruits-meet-water-in-splash-2.html
Photo by Colossal, http://photovide.com/high-speed-photography/
3) Bokeh photography: Bokeh refers to out of focus highlights that are the result of shallow depth of field. Circular lights of colour help to give images another form of texture and dimension.
Photo byFragmentaryBlue, http://www.digitalpicturezone.com/digital-pictures/30-fabulous-examples-of-bokeh-photography/
Photo by Siebe, http://www.digitalpicturezone.com/digital-pictures/30-fabulous-examples-of-bokeh-photography/
Photo by Mr. Moog, http://www.digitalpicturezone.com/digital-pictures/30-fabulous-examples-of-bokeh-photography/
Photo by rogvon, http://www.digitalpicturezone.com/digital-pictures/30-fabulous-examples-of-bokeh-photography/
4) Soft focus photography: Having a very specific point of focus helps to draw your viewers attention to your main subject. Soft focus photography is also known as shallow depth of field.
Photo by Giovanni Orlando
Photo by Chris Bassett
Photo by danaberlith
Photo by Leo Vina
5) Homemade filters: before the days of instagram and photoshop, photographers used filters to give their images a unique look. Today we can still use sandwich baggies, pop bottles, even the sleeve of a sweater to create homemade filters.
GTA Photography Camps push for creativity in photography and experiment with these techniques plus others. For more info on our Summer Camps please click the button below!