9 creative photo ideas to try in November

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9 creative photo ideas to try in NovemberAs 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.

For November we aim to have you out and about honing your night photography skills by shooting cityscapes at dusk, far away galaxies, the depths of the earth and everything in between!

Time lapse photography: how to shoot stunning sequences without any hassle

Time lapse photography: how to shoot stunning sequences without any hassle

Watch almost any natural history program these days and you’re likely to see a time-lapse photography sequence. Whether it’s showing a cloud rolling quickly over a mountain range or flowers coming into bloom, the technique has become widespread.

9 creative photo ideas to try in September

9 creative photo ideas to try in September

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 photographers who are experts in these fields.

For September we aim to have you capitalize on the splendid late-summer light and splashes of brilliant colour. Our photo ideas will have you snapping verywhere from pool-side to the helm of a boat!

Extreme flower photography! Slam dunk your stems for dramatic effects

Photo Ideas: how to shoot extreme flower photography

Water is a wonderful subject to photograph. The possibilities are endless, whether you’re using a slow shutter speed to create a zen-like stillness or a super-fast exposure to capture the action of falling drops. Here, we’ve given both water and flower photography a twist, resulting in flower photography that really makes a splash.

Solargraph: shoot a 6-month long exposure using a beer can

Solargraph: shoot a 6-month long exposure using a beer can

A solargraph is a long-exposure image that shows the path of the sun as it arcs across the sky, usually over several months – and sometimes even longer. Because it’s such an extreme long exposure, the image formed will record how the path of the sun varies over the weeks and months that it is exposed, and can produce pictures that are both scientifically interesting and beautiful to look at.

4 ways to make more creative zoom burst photos

Zoom burst photo ideas: add some flash

As with all special effects, the zoom burst can start to look a bit tired if you use it too often. Use it with care – you’ll find it particularly useful in low light when you don’t have a tripod handy and you can’t get a decent picture any other way.

However, we’ve come up with some interesting techniques that you can use to liven up this wonderful camera trick and make your zoom burst photography look a bit different from the ordinary – we’ve explained these in more detail inside.