Have you ever been on social media, or magazine, and noticed the amazing creative photos that are on display? And then thought that you would like to explore doing that kind of photography? Or is that all done on photoshop and you don’t want to really change the photo that much, want to keep it more “pure”?
Let’s go over some ideas to get your creative juices flowing. There is a lot of different ideas presented here, but, you can definitely pick which ones you would like to try to make your photography more fun and exciting.
TRY SOME NEW TECHNIQUES:
TRY PAINTING WITH LIGHT! This is not something I have discussed or done a blog on this, but, is a real fun thing to try. It involves you using a flash off your camera and lighting the subject from a distance from your camera.
INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
If you started to learn more about photography from many sources, (although this one is loaded with ideas) you will undoubtedly learn more, and find some creative things you haven’t tried yet.
USE NEW EQUIPMENT:
One of the fun things about photography is getting new equipment. Once you get some new equipment you can try different things with your photography. I remember the time I bought a new 100-300mm lens. I was anxious to try out this lens for some new photography I couldn’t do before. Here is one as an example:
EXPLORE A NEW LOCATION
If you take the same old pictures around your town, take some time, plan a place that you might think will be interesting. I am not a boat person, and I decided to take a trip to the beautiful “Bear Lake” for some photo opportunities, and found this photo:
Some places you have been to take pictures before, think of a different time to go back, and try some new pictures there. Maybe even try a different time of day, or go when it might be cloudy or stormy.
JOIN A PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB OR PHOTO GROUP ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
Joining a photography club can be fun, because you mingle with photographers who are all learning to take amazing pictures as well, and you kind of force yourself to enter in the monthly competitions.
Joining a Facebook Group, you can share your photos with other photographers, and see the work of other great photographers. Funny, I have started a photo group on Facebook. Here are the details:
GET FEEDBACK ON THE PHOTOS YOU TAKE:
There are a few ways to get feedback on your photos. If you post your photos on social media, you may get some feedback from people who don’t really know all about photography, they just like it.
But if you post it on a Photography group page, which has photographers on it, you may get better feedback.
There are several different options couples have for their “couples” photo. The first is the Professional Portrait Studio sitting, in which you go to a photo studio and have a professional photographer take your pictures. That is a very formal way to take the “couples” photo. The other method, of course, is the relaxed informal, fun pictures they have taken by their best friend, who supposedly knows how to take photos of “couples”.
In today’s world, let’s look at the one that will be the most popular many years down the road. The “creative” way to take “couples” photos is the one both people will enjoy looking at the most. The one where they are doing something together, and it’s romantic, and is a huge memory for both. And I think that is the key: taking memorable pictures.
In this next little bit, let’s talk about memorable photos. I am going to give you several photos, and you should see how much more these type of photos will be the most popular.
Doing photos of couples in love is a fun thing to see. Especially when you are not in a studio setting. But, it has to be professional enough to have photos that will beat out the studio sitting. Can you do it? Do these photos give you some ideas of what you can do to make great couples photos? Try it next time.
Article written by: Lanny Cottrell for 123Photogo.