9 creative photo ideas to try in May 2013

    | Photography Tips | 01/05/2013 00:01am

    05 Shoot reflections in puddles

    05 Shoot reflections in puddles

    Why not explore the photographic potential of the humble puddle? You’ll have to wait for the rain to stop if you want to shoot a perfectly still reflection, although don’t discount the interest that ripples can add to your images.

    After a heavy spell of rain, head to places with interesting architecture or industrial features. Areas you’d normally discount can be transformed when contained within a reflection.

    Look for interesting textures on the ground, such as cracked paving slabs and road markings, and include people in your shots. Flip the image later in Photoshop to create a distorted, intriguing result.

    Get started today…
    * Use a medium-range zoom lens for flexible framing options.
    * Ditch the tripod and increase the ISO to give you camera shake-free shots.
    * Try shooting at night and including reflections of brightly-lit shop windows and street lamps.

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    PAGE 2: Shoot painterly plant portraits
    PAGE 3: Shoot the beach during a spring storm
    PAGE 4: Shoot zoo animals with environmental context
    PAGE 5: Shoot reflections in puddles
    PAGE 6: Shoot plane trails
    PAGE 7: Shoot portraits with reflections
    PAGE 8: Shoot water birds at your local pond
    PAGE 9: Shoot images with motion blur


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    Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.

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