Focusing Using One Colour:
Using a primary colour (Red, blue, or yellow) as the point of focus in an image, or the item in the image that carries the message or story of the image.
Long Exposure Time:
Creating motion blur to turn water smooth, remove people, do light painting, star trails, cityscapes, abstracts, and more.
In smoke art, the smoke can be considered the subject or the medium to create something else. It is used in both abstract and creative images.
Pet Photography and Art:
Photographing pets takes on a deeper meaning when you capture their character in a photo. Be it in a studio, outdoors, whilst participating in sports or in the home. Tell a story about someone's pet.
Annual Awards Dinner:
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The effect is when imaging a very bright small source of light. Flare forms a star pattern around its image. Think of street lights in a city nightscape. TIP: The effect is stronger at smaller apertures.
Create the illusion of your subject having an unusual size by the angle you shoot from. Turn tiny objects into giants, or buildings into toys.
Having three objects in a triangular arrangement makes a strong composition. Keep your background very simple to amplify the effect.
A fun physics lesson. Light is bent as it passes from one transparent material to another (e.g air to water or glass). Physicists call this refraction. Sometimes it can also be dispersed into rainbow colours. The surfaces can be flat or curved for different effects. Show this effect in an image, using dishes of liquid, and different shaped clear containers.
Bokeh is a Japanese word for the appearance of out-of-focus parts of an image. Use a small aperture and/or a long focal length to create out of focus foreground or background. Bright vivid out-of-focus subjects thoughtfully arranged will show this feature strongly. Use templates with different shaped apertures (hearts, stars, etc.) and place them close to the lens to be creative.