9 creative photo ideas to try in September

9 creative photo ideas to try in September 2013

Creative Photo Ideas for September: 02 Shoot common household objects

Creative Photo Ideas for September: 02 Shoot common household objects

You really don’t have to spend much to make interesting pictures, as Ursula Abresch’s brilliant still life work using paper, straws and coloured chalk proves.

The challenge here is not so much dealing with settings and calculating exposure, but finding inspiration for a strong idea in the first place.

“I like to play around with things while working or cooking,” explains Ursula.

“Playing around gives me ideas. But then, when making pictures, I am quite deliberate. I work within the ideas and try different arrangements, views and lighting, in order to get that one shot that is satisfactory.

It often seems like wasted effort to spend time imagining, thinking and experimenting, but it can lead to beautiful results.”

Although you can get perfectly usable results of small subjects using a standard lens and some creative cropping later, a macro lens will enable you to get sharp, frame-filling results in-camera, ensuring that you make full use of your sensor’s resolution.

Get started today…
* Think about the background: build up a collection of coloured cards and interesting textures which you can draw on at any time.
* Always make the most of soft, natural light and set up your own tabletop studio near a large window.
* Alternatively, use cheap desk lamps for illumination, and set the camera’s white balance to Tungsten.

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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