Creative Photography

Photography can be so creative and that’s one of the reasons I love it so much. If you look here, I take an ordinary spot and turn it into an extraordinary shot. Scroll down to see my process in getting into creative photography!

The ordinary shot before the creative photography shot

Creative photography using an ordinary flower arrangement, using macro filters and a flash.

A macro shot of a leaf using flash photography-creative photography

Creative photography using an ordinary flower arrangement, using macro filters and a flash.

I started by thinking up an idea of how to get a creative photo within my own home and thought about how cool a photo would be if I could see the veins of a leaf. Then I thought of the best way to capture the leaf and all of its features. I felt like having contrast and shadows would make the photo more interesting. With trial and error I got the lighting I was looking for by making a snoot for my flash and having it right underneath the leaf. Let me know in the comments if you like how this shot turned out!

Creative photography shot number two includes one of my sweet daughters. I wanted to include a portrait shot within this blog because portraits are my main type of photography that I love. I decided to take a photo right in our living room and add a flash to liven things up a bit.

An ordinary tv stand and setup that ended up becoming a background for an ordinary portrait

Taking an ordinary household item and incorporating it into a creative photography portrait

Taking an ordinary household item and incorporating it into a creative photography portrait

Taking an ordinary household item and incorporating it into a creative photography portrait

This is Edelweiss, just like the flower. She loves to model for my creative photography as well as her big sister Lilly. The way I set this up was taking a speed light and setting it up making a triangle between me, Edelweiss and the flash. This helped get the angle of light I was looking to get. It introduced shadows and depth to the photo. I then had to cheer her up because sometimes she doesn’t cooperate, but what 4 year old does? I love a shallow depth of field, it’s kind of my thing. So setting my camera up to shoot at a lower f/stop was what I did to get the tv stand out of focus. You wouldn’t really be able to tell that this photo was taken right in my living room, and that’s the fun thing with creative photography! Go out and try it for yourself and when you do, I’d love to see it so drop a link in the comments section so I can go enjoy your creative photography!

If you’re looking for new creative photography ideas, here’s a great resource: https://www.studiobinder.com/blog/creative-photography-ideas/