Cool Photography Tricks for Your Photos

Cool Photography Tricks for Your Photos

Everybody can take photographs. Even a toddler can do it! What would really make your photographs interesting are adding some cool photography tricks to them!

Cool photography tricks are essentially illusions that can be created using your camera and /or an image editing program, such as for example Adobe Photoshop or even the free program.

Below are 3 cool photography tricks that you can start employing even though you may be just a hobby – photographer:

Cool and easy photography tricks #1: Creating Background / Foreground Illusions

Among the coolest photography tricks, this one may very well be the easiest. This illusion is created by fooling the eyes so that what is in actuality positioned in the background will appear on the picture as it was in the same space as the objects of the foreground. For example, a person can look like he or she is kissing the Sphinx which is far away.

How do you do it? Stay far away enough from the object (here the Sphinx) so that the entire Sphinx’ head can be captured. Let your model pretend to be kissing someone (the Sphinx). Make sure that from your viewfinder, their lips touch.

Voila! You now have an optical illusion! Now try it on other things! For example, one very popular trick image in this regard is someone stemming the tower of Pisa or the Eiffel tower in Paris.

2nd of our three cool photography tricks: Photographing Light Trails

This is another pretty easy and cool photography trick. You can photograph light trails by simply extending the exposure time of your photographs. A typical example would be subjects like vehicles traveling at night or someone who “paints” light in the air using a flashlight or a torch.

How do you do it? At night, or in a dark place, put your camera on its tripod to assure stability – or find any other stable place to put your camera on it. Set the exposure time to several seconds. Make sure that there are no nearby lights that may blind the camera. Press the shutter button. That’s it!

If your camera doesn’t allow you to set up or change the default exposure time, you can still accomplish this cool photography trick by choosing the night mode on your camera, resulting in an automatically extended exposure timeframe.

Number 3 of our cool photography tricks: Macrophotography

Macrophotography is essentially taking close-up shots of an object that is quite small. This could mean that the inside of a flower is your object, while its petals are the background. For point-and-shoot cameras, this is relatively easy to do; however, DSLRs are so much better when taking this easy and cool photography trick. Either way, you can fairly easily produce stunning macro-photographs that you can be proud of.

How to do it? Put your camera on a tripod. Set up the timer or use a shutter cable release to make sure that the camera doesn’t move when it captures the image. Choose the macro-photography mode or the flower symbol to do this. Get close to your subject (less than two feet away). Click!

Remember not to use your flash because the light will be reflected back to your camera, removing the details of your photo. Instead, make sure there is enough ambient light, the type you get outdoors between 10am and 2pm.

There are many other cool and amazing photography tricks that you can explore and experiment with. Many of these can be achieved with just a camera, some lighting, and your tripod. However, to achieve some of the more advanced and most amazing photography tricks you can find e.g. on the internet, you will need to learn how to edit images using Adobe Photoshop or GIMP (or