9 creative photo ideas to try in April

9 creative photo ideas to try in April

Creative photo ideas for April: 04 Shoot numbers in nature

Creative photo ideas for April: 04 Shoot numbers in nature

Going on a photographic scavenger hunt for numbers around a town or city is straightforward – they’re everywhere, from front doors and shop windows to road signs and numberplates.

So rather than simply shooting numbers that are presented to you on a plate, look for abstract numbers in other objects.

Do you see petals in this shot of a Californian poppy, or the numbers 6 and 9? It’s like an optical illusion: once you’ve seen it once, it’s hard not to see it every time you look.

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This type of project provides a focus to your photography, and the results can be used as the basis for a photography blog, a self-published book or birthday cards.

You don’t need much kit, either – a standard zoom is perfect to get up and running, although a close-focusing lens and a long zoom will give you more framing options.

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Get started today…
* Program mode lets you think about the subject rather than about settings. But Aperture Priority will give you control over isolating the number from the background.
* Keep an eye on shutter speed. It’s easy for the exposure to become too slow for sharp pictures when light levels are low. Increase the ISO to compensate for this.

Creative photo ideas for April: 01 Shoot a natural history sequence
Creative photo ideas for April: 02 Shoot family portraits with a twist
Creative photo ideas for April: 03 Shoot oil and water abstracts
Creative photo ideas for April: 04 Shoot numbers in nature
Creative photo ideas for April: 05 Shoot a street scene collage
Creative photo ideas for April: 06 Shoot a single theme
Creative photo ideas for April: 07 Shoot a war reenactment
Creative photo ideas for April: 08 Shoot a pinhole image
Creative photo ideas for April: 09 Shoot baby birds

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