Top ideas and tips for taking great light painting trick photography

Top tips for taking great light painting trick photographyLight paintings are beautiful and dramatic, and looks a bit similar to lightning photography. In lightning photos, something about the awesome power of nature in comparison to our existence is very humbling. This is probably why the high contrast between the night darkness and the bright flash of light results in some very powerful photos. Light paintings are softer and more ethereal, but still have the same high contrast and dramatic effect if lightning photos. Continue reading

Top 10 tips for taking the best trick photography photos

Top 10 tips for taking the best trick photography photosThe one consistent element that makes a photograph interesting are people. We just like to look at ourselves or other people. This applies to trick photography as well, whether it’s levitation, forced perspective, light paintings, and more. Being able to extract the best out of people and put them in fantastical situations are what makes trick photography so mentally stimulating. So here are some great ideas for you to incorporate into your trick photography photos to take it from good to great. Continue reading

How to minimize shutter delay so you can take better levitation and forced perspective photography

How to minimize shutter delay to take better levitation and forced perspective trick photosSpontaneous levitation photography often means that you ask the subject to jump and hold a pose, and you try your best to take a photo of them in mid air. WIthout understanding your camera’s shutter delay, you will have to repeat and repeat until you get the perfect shot, not to mention a very tired subject! Continue reading

How to take great levitation photos and trick photography by reducing motion blur

How to take great levitation photos and trick photography by reducing motion blurThe most common way to destroy a great levitation photo when you’re doing trick photography is to take a blurry photo of the floating subject. The trick is to remove any tell-tale signs of how the effect is achieved. Continue reading

Trick photography ideas and special effects on tall tale postcards from the past

Trick photography ideas and special effect on tall tale post cards from the pastDid you know that trick photography and special effects has been around way longer than us? The pioneers made a fortune from their skills at creating trick photos for the masses. This was way back before digital photography and photo editing software, so not everyone have the skills to do it. If you had digital camera and photo editing software back then, you’d be a very rich person! Continue reading

How to use Pinterest to get more trick photography ideas

How to use Pinterest to get more trick photography ideasWhen you’ve done the “standard” trick photo examples you see online and want to create something truly original, where do you turn to? We see a lot of examples of levitation photos, forced perspective, tilt-shift, light paintings, etc. but they usually look the same. Creating an original trick photo require a lot of creativity (and sometimes technical skill), especially if we’re aiming for something different. It only takes a brief moment of inspiration to create a spark of creativity that will turn a “standard” trick photo into an amazing piece of work. Continue reading

Ideas on how to take trick levitation photos, no baby tossing required!

Ideas for levitation trick photographyTrick photography that involves levitation often puts a smile on my face. It is always inspiring to see fun and creative ideas by ordinary and talented photographers alike. Even when you know the photo is digitally manipulated with software like Adobe Photoshop, the genuine sense of wonder and amazement never ceases. Maybe it’s our secret desire for flight that creates these feelings we get when we come across great examples of levitation trick photos. Continue reading

Creative and interesting ideas for forced perspective trick photography

We all love taking pictures and sharing it with the world, as shown by the popularity of image sharing websites like Instagram and Facebook. We just like to have fun, get creative, and snap away. I’m sure if you look hard enough you’ll find a forced perspective picture taken by anyone who have ever held a camera and seen one on these pictures. Continue reading

Using trick photography, or specifically the tilt shift effect to take better travel photos

We all like to share our travel adventures with our family and friends by taking lots of photographs of the sights we see. However, we all tend to take photographs that are influenced by what we’ve seen before in travel magazines or postcards. This is simply because we like what we see and will try to recreate that shot when we are actually there. Why not add a twist to it and use trick photography to create something unconventional and interesting with the tilt shift special effect? Continue reading

Trick photography and special effects techniques to use for your stock photography business

Are you a stock photo enthusiast? Many people who take pictures and post them to stock photography sites can potentially earn hundreds or thousands of dollars per month. Imagine that, getting paid for doing what you love! However, what you need to know is the fact that you may be losing customers and potential photo sales if you don’t put up the right type of photos up for sale. Some photos may sell more than others, but if you put up the right picturs for sale, you will find that you can earn even more online than usual. In this article I will show you some of the best trick photography and special effects techniques that you can use in your stock photography business to help you stand out more with your photos and make more sales online. So what are some of the best (and easiest!) trick photography and special effects techniques? Continue reading