Creative photo ideas for July: 09 Shoot pictures with water as the main subject
This month why not venture out and try to shoot creative pictures of water in any of its many forms? The choice of subject and technique is completely down to you; the key is to reveal your creative side.
For instance, you could use an ultra-long exposure to add a mirror-calm look to moving water, or use the brief pulse of light from a flash to freeze every drop. Why not try focusing in on details such as ripples and bubbles, or capture a refracted image in a drop?
Let the water to be the star of your image, but it doesn’t have to be the sole ingredient. Consider showing the relationship people have with water, or the way that water has helped to shape the landscape.
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* Water and camera kit don’t mix very well. Protect the front element of the lens with a clear UV filter, especially if you’re shooting near the coast.
* If you want to experiment with shutter speed effects, shoot in Aperture Priority – you’ll be able to quickly change the aperture from wide to small, with the camera automatically adjusting the exposure time.
* Use a polarizing filter to remove reflections from the surface of lakes, and a strong Neutral Density filter to extend exposure times.
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