Improve your stock photography with trick photography and special effects techniques

The bar for entry into the stock photography business continues to be lowered as more people get access to affordable digital cameras that are loaded with technology. People are now able to take high quality photos using their ordinary digital cameras that they can sell on multiple dedicated stock photography websites. Continue reading

How trick photography and special effects can make you a better photographer

Understanding trick photography and special effects is about understanding the limit and potential of your camera in relation to light. If you want to quickly become a great photographer, then consider starting a photographic project to take trick photos and special effects. Continue reading

Sniper techniques for tricky low light photography without a tripod

When shooting in low light conditions, a tripod is absolutely essential. It can be very tricky to get clear and sharp photos because of the camera shake from your hands. The problem is that tripods are heavy and clunky. They take up so much space that you only carry them around if you are certain you’ll be using it. Continue reading

Get started now with some trick photography projects!

The next time you travel or are out and about with a camera, consider starting a trick photography project. It’s not only a great way to impress and confuse your friends in equal measure, but it also helps you to hone your photography skills and have fun at the same time. The more stunning examples are usually digitally manipulated in photoshop, but even if you’re not a tech whiz there are a wide variety of trick photography techniques that are at your disposal. Continue reading

Creative ideas for forced perspective trick photography from the internet

Forced perspective is not a new phenomenom, before the days of digital special effects it is used a lot in movies from the 1950s to make objects appear bigger or smaller than it really is. Many years later, we all carry a camera in our pocket, so we have the ability to create these special effect images ourselves. Continue reading

Trick photography ideas for taking levitation photography in-camera

If you’re like most people, you might have dreamed of flying and floating around in the air effortlessly. Some people have dreams of flying around in the living room or the house they live in, while others might travel vast distances and visit other cities, countries, or even outer space. That feeling of freedom is alluring to all of us. Some of us dream about it, some of us go out and build airplanes, and some of us recreate that feeling with trick photography. Continue reading

How the rolling shutter effect can be used for trick photography

Nowadays, people are literally walking around with a camera in their pocket in the form of a smartphone. People are taking more photos than ever before simply because their phones are with them all the time. Whereas in the old days you lug around a camera because you have a specific intention of capturing photographs, now we take photos of unplanned and unexpected moments. Continue reading

How long exposure trick photography is used to do light paintings

Light paintings are one of the more stunning examples of long exposure trick photography. You’re literally painting with light. You use a camera to take a long exposure photograph, and then move a bright light source around it. Also, just like a magic trick, consider this a spoiler warning if you want to continue to be baffled by how light paintings are made. Continue reading

Trick photography and special effects techniques

If you’re ready to take your photography skills to the next level and have fun, read on to discover the different trick photography and special effects techniques that you can instantly use. We’ll cover 3 of the more common trick photography and special effects techniques as they require very little extra effort to get started. Continue reading

Rekindle the joy of taking cool pictures with trick photography

Do you remember when you first picked up a camera? Whether it was film or digital, it was exciting to explore the world and take pictures. We bring our cameras everywhere we go and just start snapping anything that looks even remotely interesting. Now that almost all modern smartphone has a decent camera, there is simply no reason why we shouldn’t be taking more interesting pictures more often. While we are snapping more photos than ever, the trick is to take photos that are interesting and not mundane. Continue reading