In this article we present useful photographic techniques which can help you to achieve optimal pictures for your designs. So enjoy 10 Excellent Photography Techniques and Tutorials.
How to take photos like the one you are seeing here. It’s a glass of Champaign, being shot with a BB gun. Freezing fast motion (AKA High Speed Photography), can give some pretty special photographic effects. High Speed Photography is used in physics, health research, sports and more. This guide describes how to capture super fast movements using ordinary camera gear and a little home made electronics.
This is a quick tutorial to get you started with high speed photography. There are tons of other resources on the web, but most of them are advanced and require special equipment. This tutorial focuses on macro water droplet photographs, but you could apply the techniques to any macro high speed photography.
When choosing a photograph for the tilt-shift effect, bear in mind that you want to give the impression of a miniature model. Miniature models are usually viewed from above so try and choose a photo with an elevated viewpoint. Buildings, roads, traffic and railways are excellent choices but make sure there is a reasonable wide angle of view.
Many new photographers presume that all they need to do is take the shot in black and white to start with, using the onboard monochrome camera setting. If only black and white photography was that easy. Like any style of photography, it takes practise. Otherwise, you could end up with a photo that seems flat and lifeless.
Capturing movement in images is something that many photographers only think to do when they are photographing sports or other fast moving subjects.
While there is an obvious opportunity in sports photography to emphasize the movement of participants – almost every type of photography can benefit from the emphasis of movement in a shot – even when the movement is very small, slow and/or subtle.
Photography is really about light. Night photography is just like any other type of photography except you don’t have the sun to help you light up your pictures.
Bouncing your flash off of walls and ceilings is easy and really softens the light which is often desirable especially in portraits. You can also achieve a much more interesting lighting pattern versus direct on-camera flash. You can often achieve great results with minimal effort and minimal help.
Controlling the brighter elements in a scene takes some planning during shooting, and some work in post-processing but ultimately your images will be stronger. You’ll also have way more control over the final image where you the creator of the image guide the viewer’s eye purposefully.
You’ll want the aperture on the 50mm (or whatever lens you’re using) wide open. If your lens doesn’t have an aperture dial you’ll have to wedge the slide open. This is where the folded piece of cardboard or paper comes in.
Most of my bugs are photographed in the natural environment. I don’t chill them, or spray them, or glue them, or nail them down. I will sometimes move some blades of grass or vegetation to get a better view.