Photography Techniques- 15 Amazing Techniques

There are many kinds of photography techniques,  learning and discovering new one can open up new possibilities, provide endless potential for inspiration and creativity. One of the great things about mastering different photography techniques is finding new ways to incorporate them into everyday compositions. By using one or more of the techniques that I’ll mention below, can enhance everyday subjects, and turn ordinary scenes into creative and artistic images that really stand out.

I have compiled a list of some amazing photography techniques that you may, or may not, have tried them. You may prefer watching the  two videos below, they summarize the rest of the post.

If not, and you prefer continue reading, just skip the two videos.


 

  • Silhouette photography

Overview

It is defined as an outline that appears dark against a light background.  More specifically, it is where your subject is seen as a black shape without detail against a brighter background. This effect can be achieved with any kind of bright light sources such as the sun or clear sky.

Silhouette technique

Silhouette technique

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  • Black And White Photography

Overview

In black and white photography you are trying to capture raw emotion in the scene, a gesture, a facial expression, or a feeling that is hard to put into words. They are just different ways we can capture and communicate your feelings about the world.

When shooting in black and white, the colors are turned into shades of gray. Light colors become highlights, and dark colors become dark tones. The differences between these shades are called tonal contrast. Black and white photographers utilize tonal contrast to make good photos.

Black And White technique

Black And White technique

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  • Panorama photography- Photo stitching technique

Overview

Panoramic photography is a technique of photography using specialized equipment and software, to capture images with horizontally elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography.

Most modern digital cameras enable you to take multiple photos in sequence as you shoot and moving the camera horizontally. These images can later be stitched together to create one larger panoramic image.

Panorama technique

 

Panorama technique

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  • Tilt-Shift Photography

Overview

This technique needs the use of special types of lenses; it is called tilt-shift lenses.

Tilt-shift lens has two different types of movements: rotation of the lens relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus. With tilt, the focal plane becomes pliable, it becomes possible to capture an image entirely in focus (background and foreground), as well as narrow the focal plane and make it surrounded by soft blur. Another thing tilt can do is making the miniature-faking possible, creating the illusion of super-shallow depth of field. The shift is used to change the line of sight while avoiding the convergence of parallel lines, as when photographing tall buildings.

Tilt-Shift technique

Tilt-Shift technique

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  • Motion Blur Photography- slow shutter speed technique

Overview

Long exposure photography implies utilizing a long shutter speed, and also a tripod, and regularly a remote shutter release. The subsequent impact is to strongly catch stationary components of a scene while smearing, blurring, or darkening any moving components.

Light trails, Star trails and blurring falling or moving water are examples of this technique.

Motion Blur - light trails

Motion Blur - water blur

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  • Freezing the motion – high shutter speed technique

Overview

The fast shutter speed photography could be anything more than 1/500th of a second. Yet, advanced digital cameras are speedier than this. On modern digital camera you can choose shutter speeds up to 1/8,000th of a second – unbelievably fast! This means the screen opens for only 1/8,000th of a second. In this brief minute, time is truly frozen and you can easily freeze the movement of very fast moving subjects.

Freezing the motion- water splash

Freezing the motion- rotating dancer

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  • HDR photography – Bracketing technique

Overview

The need to apply bracketing is very logic, if you took three photos of the same subject, one at normal exposure, the second at darker exposure and the third at brighter exposure, you would have a better chance of getting a properly exposed shot to choose from.  That is the first obvious option, but the second amazing one is to process the three images in special software to produce an amazing HDR photo.

HDR technique

HDR technque

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  • Focus Stacking technique

Overview

Focus stacking simply means taking multiple photos of the same subject, each with a different focused spot. This is followed by the use of post-processing software like Adobe Photoshop to align the focused portion of each image and blend them into one final-and-focused image. It is a really simple technique that everyone can use on their photos. Focus stacking technique is usually applied in macro photography, landscape photography, and low light photography.

Focus Stacking technique

Focus Stacking technique

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  • Panning technique

Overview

Panning technique is taking a shot while panning your camera horizontally along in time, and tracking a moving subject and ends up getting a relatively sharp subject against a blurred background.

Panning technique

Panning technique

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  • Bokeh effect technique

Overview

Bokeh is the quality of out-of-focus or “blurry” parts of the image rendered by a camera lens; it is NOT the blur itself or the amount of blur in the foreground or the background of a subject. It is simply the quality and feels of the background/foreground blur and reflected points of light.

Bokeh effect technique

Bokeh effect technique

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  • Low & high key photography

Overview

  • Low key

The Low key photography refers to a style of photography that utilizes predominantly dark tones to create a dramatic looking image. The key here is not producing dark images but to use lighting very selectively so that only specific portions of the image are illuminated

low key technique

  • High key

It is a style of lighting that aims to reduce the lighting ratio present in the scene. It is used to get the best photos that suggest an upbeat, low contrast, and happy looking mood. The terminology comes from the higher balance in the ratio between the key light and the fill light in a traditional three-point lighting setup.

high key technique

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  • Night Photography

Overview

The fun starts when the sun goes down! There is plenty of life to capture after dark. For high-quality night photography, you will need a super-slow shutter speed, and a tripod or solid surface to steady your camera for long exposures. You don’t need to travel a lot to search for exotic places to take photos, you can still get stunning photographs of some subjects, places, building, city streets etc., they look ordinary and may be boring at daylight, but they turn into fantastic scenes at night.

Night Photography

Night Photography

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  • Vintage Photography

Overview

In photography, a vintage print is the first print that the photographer makes immediately after developing a negative. Vintage prints are considered the original piece of art, as it is possible to arbitrarily obtain many copies from the same negative. This means that vintage prints are often signed by the photographer.

However, in the art market now the term is used of old prints – especially earlier 20th century and 19th century.

A cheap UV filter and a dab of Vaseline is all you need to create slightly distorted, vintage-style photographs. Also, it is possible to change a recent photo to look like a vintage-style photo by post processing software.

Vintage Photography

Vintage Photography

 

  • Zoom Blur Effect

Overview

The zoom blur effect is a simple way to add some creative looking fractured-blur effects to your photographs. To achieve the zoom blur effect, set a slow shutter speed and zoom in or out while releasing the shutter.

Zoom Blur Effect

Zoom Blur Effect

 

  • The Time Lapse Photography

Time-lapse photography is a photography technique that compresses the time. A natural event may take minutes, hours, or even days to actually happens, by time laps technique you will compress this the time of this event and shoed it in a short video or footage that takes only seconds. A plant growing process or the opening of a flower, for example, can take hours or days to complete, by using time laps technique you can really summarizes these event visually in a video that only take few seconds to watch.

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4 thoughts on “Photography Techniques- 15 Amazing Techniques

  • July 9, 2017 at 9:47 PM
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    You have some great photographs and information for how to implement the different techniques and styles of photography. I didn’t realize there were so many! I have struggled for years to take good pictures. I am also an Etsy seller and I get feedback all the time about how I need to improve my photos in order to boost sales. Trouble is, I mostly sell beads and jewelry, which can be very hard to photograph. Any tips on jewelry photography?

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    • July 16, 2017 at 1:07 AM
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      hey carol, i took some photos of my wifes jewerly awhile back & the exif data is.. f/9, 3s, 55mm, ISO100. at 3 seconds, u need a tripod, but u can buy a table tripod for around $20. i also recommend a remote trigger but it isnt necessary. we have a nikon d7100 & if its 55mm, it was the stock lens. for lighting, i waived around a led flashlight at various angles. hope this helps!

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  • July 9, 2017 at 9:38 PM
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    You have some great photographs and information for how to implement the different techniques and styles of photography. I didn’t realize there were so many! I have struggled for years to take good pictures. I am also an Etsy seller and I get feedback all the time about how I need to improve my photos in order to boost sales. Trouble is, I mostly sell beads and jewelry, which can be very hard to photograph. Any tips on jewelry photography?

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    • July 9, 2017 at 11:06 PM
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      Hi, Carol

      Thank you for your comment, regarding your question about jewelry photography, I think you can check my post about macro photography , also check my recommended Canon lens which is suitable for shooting macro photos like Jewelry. If you need any help don’t hesitate to contact me. Hope you all the success.

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