9 creative photo ideas to try in November

    | Inspire | 01/11/2012 01:00am

    05 Shoot underground!


    Photo Ideas: Shoot underground!

    For the photographer who craves adventure, an underground cave shoot 
is a challenging but exciting option. There are obvious complications to get around, and the first thing you have to think about is fully protecting your equipment.

    “I use Peli Cases and white plastic drums,” says adventure photographer Robbie Shone. “Each are robust and hard-wearing, with ‘O’-ring seals to help keep the water out.”

    You’ll also need to use flashlight when lighting the scene, because there won’t be any ambient light in the caves apart from light from the torch on your head. Of course, if you don’t want to head into the depths of a cave system, you can sometimes still get great results by shooting at or near the entrance.

    Robbie took the image below looking out from a mega-doline (sinkhole) using a simple set-up. “I used a wide-angle 10-22mm lens and a tripod,” he says. “It’s important to expose the scene for the green foliage coming through in the background and be careful not to over- expose the highlights at the back.”

    You should also look for subjects you can silhouette, like the caver on the rock here.

    Get started today…  

    Shoot split-second splash photography
    Shoot a self-portrait
    Shoot abstract interiors
    Shoot astrophotography
    Shoot underground
    Shoot seascapes at twilight
    Shoot cityscapes at dusk
    Shoot an environmental portrait of a professional at work
    Shoot a coastal landscape at first light


    Painting with light: what you need and where and how to do it
    Bulb mode: how to get pro-quality shots in low light

    Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 1:00 am under Inspire.

    Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Share This Page