Category Experimenting

Sunsets – Photography Experiments

Looking for a sunset and wandered here from somewhere else? Check out all the 40 Photography Experiments. It’s almost summer in the Northern Hemisphere and that means it’s time to tune up your sunset taking skills. For those South of the equator, you still have time to participate! Sunset Examples Here’s the experiment you can… Read More

Capturing Candle Power – Photography Experiments

With yesterday’s topic being Crafting Images with the Mid-Day Sun, let’s tone things down and go the opposite direction for today’s experiment. Candles have been around for centuries and they have been providing the light by which we see the world at night for just as long. Many starting photographers shy away from shooting in candle… Read More

Daylight Through Smoke Or Dust – Photography Experiments

Yesterday’s topic was Shoot Some Shadows. This is the last part of the light and dark, super contrasty experiment mini-series (not its real name). The other parts were Shooting Some Shadows and Shooting Some Silhouettes. Today we want to add some pizzazz to sunlight photos. Specifically, when sunlight is coming through an opening, be it… Read More

Photographing Shadows – Photography Experiments

Yesterday’s topic was Photographing Silhouettes. This is part two in a mini-series. This series looks at silhouettes, shadows and light through smoke. They are all essentially the same thing, but we’ll pull them apart to see the subtle differences. Examples If you read yesterday’s post, this is more of the same. What you’re looking to… Read More

Photographing Silhouettes – Photography Experiments

Our last experiment was Panning Blur. Today, let’s start a mini-series. This will be a three part series looking at silhouettes, shadows and light through smoke. They are all essentially the same thing, but we’ll pull them apart to see the subtle differences. Example How did I shoot this shot? Where did I meter? Some… Read More

Panning Blur – Photography Experiments

Yesterday’s topic was Sun Stars. Today let’s try something fun, but sometimes frustrating; Panning Blur. First some inspiration and then the experiment. Examples   Here’s the panning blur experiment you can run: 1) Switch to Manual mode. 2) For starters, pick a shutter speed of 1/20. This is a good place to start but play around… Read More

Take A Portrait – Photography Experiments

Wandered here from somewhere else? Check out all the 40 Photography Experiments! Today’s experiment is fairly easy on the surface, but so is most photography at first glance. Point, hit button, look at back of camera. But we want to go a little deeper and think about what we, meaning you, are photographing today. Today’s… Read More