When it comes to trick photography there are many special effects and optical illusions that you can create. You can take shots that are striking, making those who view these images wonder how that was done.
For some of these photography tricks you will need certain specialized equipment, others only require some basic components and a good photo editing software.
1. Shrink it down and turn your photo into a miniature scale that really gets noticed.
This is done using a perspective control lens or tilt shift. Anyone will feel like a giant as they gaze at the scene, and few may realize that the focus of the piece is an actual picture that was taken.
2. Merge several images into one using high dynamic range imaging.
This allows you to take more than one picture and combine them all together so that there are more details and better light and shading.
3. Boost the brightness and cut through any shadows using long exposure techniques.
This can help to accentuate the brightness and highlights of the scene while making certain elements like water seem to move.
4. Trick photography equipment includes infrared light sensors and film.
This technique can give your shots a look that is very dramatic and surreal when you’re first learning photography, especially when used on foliage and natural outdoor scenes. You may notice false colors, and black and white pictures may have a ghostly quality that is unusual.
5. Add a second flash to show movement and brighten up the background of the image.
This helps create light trails and it also adds details to the background without blurring the focus of the shot.
6. Produce shots that have high contrast, an obvious vignette, and twisted shades of color that is very popular.
This is lomography, and it has a number of dedicated followers because of the special effects that are produced.
7. Zoom during the exposure to achieve an optical illusion and a unique look that is definitely interesting.
This adds a number of lines that seem to lead in to the focus of the picture and it is unusual but very appealing.
8. With panning techniques you can create the visual effect that the subject of the photo is in motion.
The background is blurred which signifies it is going by, and the subject is crystal clear and the obvious focus of the shot. This is done by moving the camera to follow the subject.
9. For photos that contain vibrant colors or that have shapes which are well defined movement while you are taking the photograph can add some unusual special effects and illusions.
Turn, dance around, and move in other ways while the image is being captured. Some of these may not turn out as well as others, but you could capture breath taking scenes that are vibrant and appealing.
10. A little blur can go a long way.
Using different exposure times and certain techniques it is possible to capture a clear scene with plenty of detail while adding some blur which suggests movement in the still frame.
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