Creative Photography Techniques

  • Multiple Exposure
  • Images created using in-camera multiple exposures. It can be a bit of hit and miss affair, but when it works you get a unique image. Scenes with strong contrast and simple shapes work.
  • There are various techniques that you can employ. Being able to operate your camera upside down, shooting out of focus, combing long and short exposures.
  • The element of chance is one of the attractions. I like the way my D800 has input into image creation.
  • Long Exposure
  • Set up your tripod and slow down, or just hand hold and see what happens when you combine a long exposure and camera shake. Long exposures show an alternative reality, the camera sensor becomes your sketchpad.
  • Subjects like water and lights are great subjects to explore.
  • Zoom Exposure
  • A variation on the long exposure which requires a zoom lens. During the exposure either slowly or quickly zoom your lens to create an abstract image. They remind me of Star Trek when they accelerate to warp speed !
  • ICM
  • Intentional Camera Movement to give it its full title. This method creates impressionist painterly type images. The camera sensor is your sketchbook. Hand held or on a tripod, experiment with panning up/down, left / right.
  • Trees, twilight street scenes, water at sunset or sunrise make great subjects.