Browsing contemporary media may make you feel like your personal photos are bland and uninspired.
Professionals and even clever amateurs on online photo sharing websites seem to know all the neat tricks to making their photos eye-catching.
With the right instruction, you can learn incredible photography tricks that will put the spark back in your photos.
The simplest photography tricks require no special equipment.
Forced perspective, pictures in which it looks like someone has caught the sun in a light bulb or is holding a building between their fingers, is only a matter of catching your subjects at the right distance and angles.
Adding intrigue to your photos can be as easy as rotating your camera.
A simple reflection or ripples on water becomes surreal when you flip your camera on its side to catch the shot.
Painting with light is one of the most popular tricks you can easily learn to create without any expense.
You can even make it look as if someone is sitting on the ceiling or falling up by setting your scene correctly and shooting from the right angle.
High-speed photos have been a hot trend in photography in recent years. Capturing stills of people sneezing or other potentially unflattering snapshots is a popular choice. With the right camera settings, seemingly difficult shots like swirling smoke or a water balloon bursting are also within reach. You can even re-create the popular shadow heart using a ring, a flashlight and a book.
All you need to take amazing trick photos is a DSLR camera and the patience to set up a good shot. However there are even more photography tricks and special effects you can do with cheap lenses and inexpensive LED lights. With thorough instructions, you can paint with light and even take photos that pop with 3-D glasses. Awe-inspiring photos aren’t just for the professionals anymore.