9 creative photo ideas to try in March

9 creative photo ideas to try in March 2014

Creative Photo Ideas for March: 07 Shoot a rainbow

Creative Photo Ideas for March: 07 Shoot a rainbow

Light rain mixed with sunshine is the ideal time to photograph rainbows.

You have to be an opportunist when it comes to shooting this short-lived phenomenon, so it pays to be prepared.

Stick with a zoom lens rather than a prime, as this will give you the freedom to quickly experiment with a range of focal lengths.

Think about the end points of the rainbow, as they will be where a viewer’s eyes will naturally be drawn.

In terms of settings, ensure you’re using a shutter speed that enables you to get sharp results when shooting handheld.

Ideally you need to be shooting from a tripod, or at least have the camera well-braced.

If you’re shooting a landscape, you’ll need to use smaller apertures to keep everything in focus.

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* Look for dark clouds to make a rainbow stand out, but check the exposure – the camera may be fooled into making everything too bright.
* Use a polariser to enhance the contrast and colours of a rainbow shot.

Creative Photo Ideas for March: 01 Shoot a dewdrop flower refraction
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 02 Shoot portraits with props
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 03 Shoot outdoor art
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 04 Give slides a new lease on life
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 05 Shoot with a ring flash
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 06 Use the Orton Effect
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 07 Shoot a rainbow
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 08 Shoot a multiple exposure landscape
Creative Photo Ideas for March: 09 Shoot a vertical panorama

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