Need some creative ideas to inject a little spice into your photography? Here’s 20 great ideas to get you started. 1. Play with bubbles (I use this cheap bubble machine and Bubble Mania liquid) 2. Shoot complete strangers; embark on your own 100 Strangers project 3. Stick coloured gels over your flashes to add vivid colour to your images 4.… Continue reading "20 Ways to Experiment with Your Photography"
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Feel like being inspired and having your creative taste buds tingled? Here’s 3 fantastic photographers/photomanipulators worthy of your love: Aaron is an absolute God when it comes to Photoshop. His images are crazy, elaborate, often hilarious, incredibly detailed and very surreal. He’s a master at creating images that look real, yet clearly can’t be. His awesome technical-skills are matched only… Continue reading "3 Photographers You Should Follow"
Hi, I’m a procrastinator. I’ve always sort of known I have a propensity to put things off. I delay, I make excuses, I come up with 50 reasons why “tomorrow” will be a better day to do something. Of course, tomorrow becomes tomorrow becomes tomorrow. I procrastinate taking photos, I procrastinate working towards my goals, I procrastinate hard work. Heck,… Continue reading "Hi, I’m a Procrastinator."
This photo took me 4 weeks to make: Not because it’s an amazing photo; it’s clearly not. Not because it’s particularly complex; it’s clearly not. The setting up, shooting and photoshopping only took an hour. But I spent 4 weeks wondering what to shoot, debating between this idea and that idea, this concept and that concept… and never shooting anything.… Continue reading "This Photo Took 4 Weeks to Make"
“Man, I suck.” There. I said it. I’ve said something that’s entered my mind hundreds or even thousands of times since I first picked up a camera. “I suck. I’m not as good as <insert other photographer>. I’ll never be as popular as <another photographer>. I bet <yet another photographer> is way happier than I am because he/she has made… Continue reading "Why You Shouldn’t Compare Yourself to Others"
Ahh, the dreaded creative rut! How much we photographers hate you. You sap our energy, take away our motivation, destroy our will to press the shutter button and leave us feeling frustrated, angry, depressed and without hope. Before I threw myself into my 365 Project, I was in such a bad rut that I almost gave up photography entirely. But… Continue reading "How to Deal with Creative Ruts"
Hey you fantastic F Stop Loungers! In the first part of this trilogy, we looked at a few creative ways to play with flash. We then covered hard vs soft light, including some examples of both. And now it’s time to put it all together: how to match your lighting when compositing two or more photos together! So why would we want to composite multiple photos… Continue reading "Let There be LIGHT! Part 3"
Hey you fab FStoppians! Last time around we went over some fun & creative ideas for playing with flash. This time we’ll have a bit of fun talking about hard vs soft light, with some examples of both. Like a kid on his birthday sitting down with his cake, let’s get stuck into it! Hard Light: That lighting is moodier than my… Continue reading "Let There be LIGHT! Part 2"
Hey you gorgeous FStoppers! Let’s talk LIGHTING! Now, flash photography is something I avoided for a long, long time because truth be told I was intimidated by all the technical aspects of using flashes. I told myself I was a natural light photographer, that it was more my style and I even told myself that I didn’t like “the flash look”.… Continue reading "Let There be LIGHT! Part 1"
Hey folks! Last time around I asked for some feedback and was given an insane number of extremely-helpful suggestions by a few lovely people… So it’s time for a revamp! Throw out everything you’ve heard, lock up your sons and daughters, and let’s get this show on the road! A photography friend of mine, Craig Dingle, asked me a few… Continue reading "No Title Would Suffice (aka: A Look Inside a 365)"