In this article we’ll discuss about – how to take unique photos? It’s not a secret for anyone that both taste develops and creativity does not stagnate if a person looks around, visits exhibitions, gets acquainted with the work of friends in a hobby or comrades-in-arms in the craft – in general, he does everything not to stagnate, not to swim with the flow, navigate new trends, well, and do not forget the old school and in every possible way improves his skills and hones his skills.
And although all beginners are correctly encouraged to thoroughly master the basics of photography, starting with the instructions for their own camera, you can still get stuck in the technical intricacies, and you may not achieve the resulting photographs breathtaking. Well, at least your own.
But, if you’re ready to take the plunge to take your creativity to the next level, let’s listen and see what the pros have to do. It is likely that you haven’t heard of some method yet or haven’t gotten around to mastering it. The time has come.
It is difficult to get the viewer to flip the monitor over to view your photographs, so try to create the image as intended initially. To place the subject at the desired angle or perspective, you can use not only Kevlar thread, but also any bendable wire that can hold the subject in the right place. Just hanging an object is not the most unusual practice. But the “creatively hanging object” is worthy of being considered.
You can flip the subject, place it in unexpected parts of the frame, try to make it grotesque, and approach the shoot with a sense of humor. You can do whatever you want, as long as you are sure that your lighting is perfect.
Typically photographers tend to position the camera at the same level as the product, so the subject is angled exactly at eye level. For the most part, we try to be careful about shooting at odd angles, simply because it can distort the final product image. Nevertheless, sometimes you can deviate from the canons and plunge into the experiment. Such manipulations are easily done if one object is being filmed, which means that the rest will not be changed in size or shape relative to it.
You can even hang objects, but try to shoot from an absolutely incredible angle. For example, how the photos below were taken.
Keep in mind that most macro photographs should come with the familiar presentation of the image. However, they can be very useful for a series of photographs taken, for example, for a catalog or as an attractive advertisement poster. Just make sure once again that your lighting is near-perfect to reveal the finest details of your subject.
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Don't Be Afraid of Post-Editing
First, take a piece of paper and a pencil and try to write unusual usage for your subject. It is possible that at first you will not have 10 great ideas at once, but one or two will probably be found in your mind. Even if the ideas seem simple and mundane, it is likely that others, completely unique and interesting, will come up on their basis.
It is only important not to be afraid of incarnation, even if you have to use some kind of photographic editor to combine several photographs or perform some manipulations with the finished photograph to transform it.
Think Backdrop and Surroundings
Often, for the same product shooting, they prefer to use a simple background, for example, pure white , with which you can focus directly on the product, or a more modern gradient plastic background , to easily repeat the same effect in many images. What can add interest to the photo and even bring some surprise and whimsy to the image - a background or a background that "gets out of the subject."
Also try to keep the background in focus. Yes, it is the background or the surrounding space. We hope you know how to create the required depth of field, as we've written about this many times.
In the case when the depth of field is large, the main product to be shot should be placed slightly in front of all other objects that fall into the frame. If, with a blurred background, the viewer visually immediately grabs the main subject of shooting, then in our case the so-called roll call of objects will work. Try it!
Do Friendship with Reflective Surfaces
This is the salvation for all boring photographs - puddles, mirrors and metal surfaces. If it doesn't add up to reflective surfaces at all, grab a photo editor and create reflections yourself.
If you want to take photographs without further elaboration, try photographing your subject, for example, in a large saucepan with some water in the bottom. Again, your lighting shouldn't have any complaints.
Look for Unusual Places
Even if you need to shoot the most ordinary still life, try to find an interesting place to install it. If you approach the issue creatively, which we always advise you to do, then using the surrounding objects you can give an ordinary image an interesting and unusual sound.
Always add soul …
… invent a story, personalize, build character.
Only by making an effort, having made a million movements, having spent a lot of hours, you can guaranteed to hope that sooner or later you will get a unique photo.