If the mastery of skills determines whether a person can enter the door of photography, then for creative photographers, imagination determines how far they can go.
If it is our old partner, then you must have seen all kinds of creative photography ideas, but today’s artist’s works will definitely bring you new inspiration.
After playing photography for a period of time and trying various subjects that can be photographed around, many photographers will feel that they have encountered a bottleneck and become bored.
In fact, photography is not only about getting up early and getting dark to find light + framing and composition adjustment parameters + crazy photo editing in the later stage, it has both serious and boring gameplay, as well as relaxed and interesting gameplay.
1. Sprinkle powder
Grab a handful of powder, and let the powder spread in the air with running, jumping and other actions, which will create a very dynamic and visually impactful picture.
And the cost of playing like this is actually not high, you only need to buy some color powder, and then cooperate with the high-speed shutter to solidify the powder in an instant form, you can create a gorgeous effect:
If you don’t want to buy colored powder, you can actually use ordinary flour, but since the flour is white, it must be matched with a dark background, otherwise the presence of the powder is not high enough.
If you have lighting equipment at hand, you can further highlight the texture of the powder and achieve the best effect with the side and backlight position:
Of course, this kind of gameplay has a side effect, that is, the venue needs to be cleaned up. However, what is the price if you can make a good film?
2. Puddle Reflection
You don’t need a large body of water to take reflections. As long as you adjust the angle, a small puddle is enough to get the effect you want. However, if you need low-angle shots, it’s best to take care of waterproofing.
In addition to the regular “person + reflection” shooting method, you can also try some new methods, such as shooting only the reflection, and then rotate it later to create a surreal feeling:
If you have a bigger brain hole, you can even take some interesting illusion photos by letting the characters interact with various actions and reflections.
For example, this piece of “Brothers! Don’t jump”, isn’t it interesting to watch? ~
3. Rotate Rotate
For this game, you need a small camera, a pair of strong hands and a child.
Adjust the parameters of the camera, set the exposure time of a few seconds, fix it on the clothes, then grab the children’s hands and start spinning!
The trajectory lines in the background and the high expression of the children will make this photo look very impressive!
Of course, you must hurry up when shooting, don’t let the children perform a trapeze show by themselves…
If you think the above play is dangerous, then find a carousel. I’m not talking about the big turntables that need to be paid for when they are powered on in the playground, but the small round wheels that need to be pushed by hand in the park.
Adjust the camera parameters and fix them, communicate well with the children, and then turn the wooden horse to take such dynamic photos~
4. Color Bubbles
Colorful bubbles can give photos a very dreamy feel. Whether you blow bubbles into the camera or have them in the foreground, the resulting photos can be beautiful.
It is best to shoot in a natural environment, pay attention to choosing the right light and tone. Note that this kind of photo is more suitable for young women and children – of course, if you insist on taking photos of uncles, I will not stop you.
In addition, the timing of the capture is also very important. It is best to shoot at the moment the other party finishes blowing the bubbles. Later, the bubbles will fly away; earlier, the appearance of pouting and blowing is really not very good-looking.
There is one more thing to note: it is best to bring a lens cloth with you to wipe off the bubble water on the lens in time.
5. Hula Hoop Long Exposure
You’ll need a hula hoop, a roll of duct tape, a pair of scissors, and a fairy light (the kind you hang on a Christmas tree).
Wrap the lantern around the hula hoop, fix it with tape, then set up the camera and adjust the settings of the long exposure, then light up the lantern, and let the assistant rotate the hula hoop beside:
It is best to wait until night falls to implement this method, and the effect is very cool:
6. Take an underwater selfie
Everyone takes selfies, but not many people take selfies underwater because you need a waterproof camera (or waterproof case) and more importantly, you need to find a pool with fewer people and you need to be able to swim… …
Although it is a bit troublesome, the photos taken are really different-you can pose a variety of novel POSEs that cannot be placed on land; the sun shines through the water, and the light and shadow effects are often quite good.
Secure the camera, set up a time-lapse, and pose! It is best not to stare closely at the camera, because the face will look very big and ugly in the upward angle!
Of course, there is a hidden limitation in this method of play – there is a higher requirement for the body of the subject…
Justin Peters is a 22-year-old surrealist artist from Germany.
This young man started to get in touch with photography at the end of 2015, and now he has become an influential figure in photo communities such as Instagram, Behance, and 500px.
And his work, as you can see, is a combination of photography and post-production—the usual routine, except that Justin does it much better than most.
And this young artist’s short photography journey is a good proof of a sentence: many times choice is more important than hard work.
Like most photography enthusiasts, the main factor that prompted Justin to pick up a camera was interest.
But after experiencing the initial shooting and learning the basic post-production skills, he realized a problem: he did not want to simply process photos like most photographers.
So after a period of self-study, Justin started his creative image creation that continues to this day. According to his own description, in the continuous learning process, the positive feedback from the Internet provided him with a steady stream of motivation.
When looking at these photos, apart from lamenting the amazing imagination of the artist, photographers are also shocked by the sense of reality and unreality created by them-although it is obvious at a glance that the pictures are unreal, everything in the pictures is unreal. So natural, as if they would seem out of place even if they were real.
And it’s like the dogma that Justin lives by: “Everything you can imagine is real.” He tries to prove it with his photos, and we feel it.