9 creative photo ideas to try in July 2013

9 creative photo ideas to try in July 2013

Creative photo ideas for July: 03 Shoot dew covered bugs

Creative photo ideas for July: 03 Shoot dew covered bugs

How about trying to capture dew droplets in high definition? French photographer David Chambon’s crisp images of dragonflies and bugs covered in moisture show what can be achieved using some basic kit, and getting up early in search of a still dawn.

“Wind is the enemy of macro photographers, so if there’s too much of it I don’t tend to go out,” says David. “The important thing is to get out early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful light.”

Creative photo ideas for July: 03 Shoot dew covered bugs

David uses a tripod and slow shutter speeds: “In the cool of the early morning, and covered in dew, bugs tend to be stationary. Many of 
my pictures are taken with an exposure time of more than two seconds, and they’re perfectly sharp.

Of course, this is greatly helped by firing the shutter with a remote release and then locking the camera’s mirror up in order to reduce vibrations.”

Get started today…
* Use a macro lens with a focal length of 100mm or greater, to give you more room.
* Consider using a macro rail like the Velbon Super Mag Slider for precise focusing.
* Wear waterproof clothes!

PAGE 1: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 01 Shoot the passage of time
PAGE 2: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 02 Shoot seabirds
PAGE 3: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 03 Shoot dew covered bugs
PAGE 4: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 04 Shoot portraits with backlight
PAGE 5: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 05 Shoot toys as travel props
PAGE 6: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 06 Shoot environmental portraits
PAGE 7: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 07 Add a vignette
PAGE 8: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 08 Shoot a photography hotspot
PAGE 9: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 09 Shoot pictures with water as the main subject

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