Posts Tagged Experiment

Water Splash Freeze and Blur – Photography Experiments

In today’s experiment I want you to think about two concepts: freezing motion and blurring it. Our subject to day will be water and you’re going to take two photos of it in motion or more if you like. Check out all the 40 Photography Experiments.  Objective Your objective today is to capture one image… 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 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

Fun With Light Trails – Photography Basics

Fun With Light Trails Light Trails take a bit of imagination to conceptualize and shoot. While not vital, it helps to be able to plot out how you want your image to appear to understand the camera settings for this type of photography. Here’s the deal; light comes in to your camera and hits your… Read More

Different Times Of Day = Different Light = Different Photos – Photography Experiments

Let’s get started early on today’s photography experiment! Different Times Of Day = Different Light = Different Photos The purpose of the 40 Photography Experiments series is not to bring up earth shattering concepts, but to start you looking at light, and how you capture it, in a different way. Today’s experiment will seem obvious, but it… Read More

Getting Low – Photography Experiments

Already on day 9 of 40 Photography Experiments and it’s time to get down low. Really low. For today’s experiment you might get a little dirty, but that’s okay. If your camera has a flip screen, now is the time it will shine. Here’s the experiment you can run: 1) Set your camera on Aperture… Read More

Making Black Tones, Black – Photography Experiments

Making Black Tones, Black Tell me, what’s wrong with this picture? You might say, “Not much (but it is horribly boring).” And you would be right on both accounts. Not much is wrong and it is boring. But what if I presented this image as it should have been shot with proper metering? Do you… Read More