9 creative photo ideas to try in September

9 creative photo ideas to try in September 2013

As part of our ongoing series to help you get more creative with your digital camera, each month we publish some fun, seasonal, creative photo ideas to help inspire your imagination. Along with some amazing images, we’ve also provided some quick photography tips by both amateur and professional photographers who are experts in these fields.

9 creative photo ideas to try in September 2013

This month our list covers fun projects like following your pet, shooting from the hip and getting abstract with reflections, among many other fun and creative photography projects.

On each page you’ll find a stunning image and an explanation from the photographer on how it was made.

If you attempt any of these photo ideas, don’t forget to share them on our Facebook wall!

Creative Photo Ideas for September: 01 Shoot hot air balloons

Creative Photo Ideas for September: 01 Shoot hot air balloons

Getting a clean shot of a hot air balloon is pretty simple. More challenging is trying to include one in a wider scene – use a very wide lens and the balloon will appear as just a colourful speck in the frame.

To remedy this, you’ll need to put yourself in a position close to where they routinely take off and you can photograph them at low level.

Daugirdas Tomas Racys bagged this shot during Bristol Balloon Fiesta: “There was little time to relax due to ever-changing lighting conditions, and fairly fast flying balloons.

“Therefore, it was possible to compose many different shots, but there was little time to even change a lens or filter without missing the action.”

Get started today…
* For guaranteed results (weather permitting), head to local balloon festivals.
* To freeze their movement, start with a shutter speed of at least 1/250sec.
* Daugirdas recommends taking a back-up body with a telephoto lens attached for grabbing detail shots.

Creative Photo Ideas for September: 01 Shoot hot air balloons
Creative Photo Ideas for September: 02 Shoot common household objects
Creative Photo Ideas for September: 03 Shoot amazing skies with a polarising filter
Creative Photo Ideas for September: 04 Shoot a city as a ghost town
Creative Photo Ideas for September: 05 Shoot a summer storm
Creative Photo Ideas for September: 06 Shoot long and short exposures – and blend them
Creative Photo Ideas for September: 07 Shoot a portrait that plays with perspective
Creative Photo Ideas for September: 08 Shoot a late summer scene
Creative Photo Ideas for September: 09 Shoot a black and white landscape

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