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

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

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

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

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