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This is an open letter to anyone who wants to take better photographs starting NOW! Continue reading
Light 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
The 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
When 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