Light painting, also known as luminography, can be defined as painting with light. It's a creative photography technique where you use a light source and long exposures to create abstract images, light portraits, futuristic cityscapes, and more. Creativity knows no bounds!
Just as some edits and lighting styles give you a soft-feeling photo, the opposite exists too. Meet the opposite of High Key. Meet Low Key... and learn to create harsher, grittier photos. You can use it for photos of senior citizens, photos of manly men (often the same thing!)... and even for nudes. Read on to find out how to create Low Key photos.
If you want to make your photography stand out, add some flair to your portraits, or just try something new, we have some ideas for you. To get more creative photos, you can use ordinary items you have laying around the house. Here are some tricks that you can test out right away.
Before adding any effects to your photograph, it’s important to prepare for them beforehand. The majority of effects, whether they are fire, magical objects, or lightning, create a large amount of light. If the side of your model’s face is shaded on the same side of the body where you’ve added flames, as you can imagine, it will look all wrong. In this article, we’ll give you suggestions for using light sources. We’ll tell you where and how to place your lighting so that the resulting photograph is as authentic as possible.
Every season has a different photographic potential and is ruled by different forces. Autumn has gorgeous colors, winter brings snow, in springtime everything’s blooming, and summer has its strong golden hour. Every year brings opportunities that only last for a few weeks, but when you use them well, you can get great photos—so you have something to look forward to year-round. Let’s explore the what’s, the how’s, and the potential of summer photography.
Even with primitive props, you can take photographs with a look that’s beyond the everyday. Give it a try and stop worrying for a bit about how to capture what’s in front of you—you’ll just be thinking about how to create a picture. You simply need to wait for night and light up your phone, a headlamp, or flashlight, or just anything you have at hand. And the fun can begin!
Photography is largely about work with light. No matter whether you enjoy shooting landscapes or portraits of your friends, the direction and quality of light is expressed everywhere. You can get an idea for how exactly photons influence your subject by experimenting on a table with ordinary objects from home.
In this article I’ll be taking an in-depth look at one specific type of permanent photographic light—the Yongnuo YN360 RGB LED light stick. Let’s go through a few examples to see what light sticks are useful for and how they can make your work easier. As you’ll see for yourself, they’re a truly practical and creative bit of gear.
The still life genre has one large advantage over the rest—you can even do it at home. You don’t need a studio or expensive equipment to get great pictures. Ordinary home equipment and a little creativity are enough. Not convinced? Then check out our 7 tips on how to photograph still lifes.