Posts Tagged ‘Trick photography’

Shadow Photography Tips – Fun With Shadows

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Shadow plays an important part in photography. Without it photos would look flat, lacking in dimension and texture. But have you ever thought about making shadow the main subject of a photograph?

There are lots of different ways you can use shadow as the main element of a creative photo. In this article we'll look at some ideas and tips on photographing shadows, and hopefully inspire you to try some of these ideas yourself.

Shadow Photography Tips - Fun With Shadows

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

April 20th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Light Painting How To

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Light painting is the process of manually lighting a photo during a long exposure, often using a torch or small LED lights. There are two types of light painting photography. One is where you shine the light onto your subject, I have covered this previously in How to use light painting for flower photography. In this article, we'll look at how to do light painting where you use the light source as the actual subject of the photo, painting the light into the air.

Light painting around a painting
Painting the City by StandUPP on flickr (licensed CC-BY)

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Forced Perspective Photography Tricks

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Forced perspective is an in-camera trick where you play with the perspective. It can be used to make something small in the foreground appear large, something in the background appear small, or to create interactions between the foreground and background.

It works through using scaled objects and manipulating depth cues. There are a lot of different subjects you can use for forced perspective photography, here are some examples:

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

March 16th, 2012 at 11:12 am