Do you need some new photography ideas for the hot Summer months? Below are four photo ideas to get your creative juices flowing and help you improve your photography skills:
Your local farmers market or floral store should provide a nice variety of blooms and foliage to use in your photography shoot. Whenever possible, use natural light and white poster board or aluminum foil as an inexpensive reflector for shadows. Keep your background clutter-free and use a tripod, remote release and low ISO for the best floral photos.
Focused perspective is a fun technique that “tricks” the viewer into believing that certain objects are smaller or larger than they really are. All you need to take a forced perspective photo is a camera, creativity, a willing accomplice and a little patience. You can shoot these optical illusions anywhere, especially when traveling or in your own home. Shooting in Aperture Priority and using a small aperture will extend the depth of field.
A very flattering and favorite portrait technique is shooting subjects with the sun directly behind them. Your goal will be to create a glowing halo of light around them. To do this, position the model so they are blocking most of the light, and focus on their face. Change your position to alter the amount of sun you capture in the frame.
The best street photography requires you have an eye for detail and a sense of timing. Find a spot where you can sit, observe, and let the action come to you. Choose wide apertures or a higher ISOs for sharper images. Patience is your best friend with street photography. Look for great angles, light and have fun.
**All images used in this post were taken by Lucrecer Braxton**