9 creative photo ideas to try in August

Creative Photo Ideas for August: 02 Shoot a day in the life of your pet

Creative Photo Ideas for August: 06 Shoot from the hip

Creative Photo Ideas for August: 06 Shoot from the hip

Fancy injecting a little spontaneity back into your photography? If so, then why not hit the streets with a wide-angle or standard zoom and try capturing the world at your feet.

Rather than walking around with one eye clamped to the viewfinder, shoot from the hip instead.

Hold the camera low and point the lens down – not only will that give you a more interesting view, but it’ll make you look less like a prowling photographer.

When it comes to framing shots, Live View can help – although you may have problems seeing details on the screen in sunny conditions.

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* Shoot with a wider zoom setting – you can always crop the image later.
* Use Manual focusing, and preset the focus at a distance that you expect the subject to be.
* Choose a mid-range aperture of about f/8 and use your camera’s Auto ISO setting to ensure the shutter speed doesn’t drop too low. Check out more of the best camera settings for shooting street photography.

Creative Photo Ideas for August: 01 Shoot low-flying aircraft
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 02 Shoot a day in the life of your pet
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 03 Shoot a dramatic portrait
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 04 Shoot a micro landscape
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 05 Shoot an abstract reflection
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 06 Shoot from the hip
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 07 Shoot the shadows
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 08 Shoot your own point of view
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 09 Shoot a multiple-exposure landscape

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