9 creative photo ideas to try in February

Creative photo ideas for February: 09 Shoot a heart-shaped shadow

Creative photo ideas for February: 09 Shoot a heart-shaped shadow

Creative photo ideas for February: 09 Shoot a heart-shaped shadow

The thought of this may leave you nauseous, but there’s no denying the popularity of this type of picture.

Apart from a ring and a thick book, you’ll need a desk lamp.

Place this a couple of feet from the set-up in a dark room, and raise it so you can aim the light down on the ring, which needs to be positioned in the middle of the open book.

To capture the full extent of the sharply defined shadow, shoot it from the opposite side using a fairly shallow angle.

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* Use a dictionary or a Bible and open where ‘love’ is mentioned.
* Use a tripod to support the camera during the long exposure.
* Select an aperture that offers enough depth of field to keep the ring and most of the heart sharp.

Creative photo ideas for February: 01 Shoot a defocused portrait
Creative photo ideas for February: 02 Shoot a portrait and add a hand-drawn look
Creative photo ideas for February: 03 Shoot empty, open spaces
Creative photo ideas for February: 04 Shoot macros with minimal depth of field
Creative photo ideas for February: 05 Light-paint a warm still life
Creative photo ideas for February: 06 Shoot a city view
Creative photo ideas for February: 07 Shoot deconstructed hardware
Creative photo ideas for February: 08 Shoot yourself in the picture
Creative photo ideas for February: 09 Shoot a heart-shaped shadow

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