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Tricks With Photography

With the advent of mobile cameras, photography has become one of the fastest growing hobbies. You are now just a click away from a moment that can be savored for the rest of your life. With Apps such as Instagram, you can make your pictures look like a professional’s work but what you can’t really achieve that a professional can is – Trick Photography. The spectacular imagery just seems beyond your grasp. Isn’t it..Well good news… Tricks with photography can look very imaginative and stimulating, but is not very technical and heavy on your pocket. It is basically the combination of your creativity and basic tools of a camera. Digital cameras are all automated to aim and shoot. However if you switch to its manual mode, it opens up the gate to innumerable possibilities that can be created from a simple DLSR camera. Simple manipulations with exposure and shutter speed create magical results. Forced perspectives give rise to many incredible pictures which doesn’t need big money to produce such results.• Perspective effects: Perspective photography means cheating with the foreground and background subjects to create some interesting compositions. The merging of both the subjects create some interesting funny pictures for e.g. A little baby playing with the real Eiffel Tower or a man blowing white clouds in the sky from his mouth. High millimeter lenses diminish the depth between the foreground and background forcing the perspective producing flat 2 D imagery. Bokehs are also very popular perspective tricks.• Exposure Techniques: It basically means the exposure to light to the camera sensor while shooting the subject. It is also related to the time the shutter is open. Here the nature of light is very important. Long and short exposures produce different results. Add to that the different shutter speeds, the permutations become endless. A very common and effective effect is the light trail. Light trail happens when you expose it for a longer period and move your light randomly in any direction. The results are fantastic like graphic designs. Here the imagination is the key as the possibilities are infinite.• Locking the Camera: Lock the camera and start clicking various pictures of the subject and different depths and angles. Then with the help of Photoshop, merge the masked layers of the subjects in each shot thus producing Multiplicity effect. Same technique goes with the Levitating Effect, Flying Effect. Again here the options are endless.• HDR and Infra Red Photography: High Dynamic Range photography is the in thing today. The HDR images carry a great range of brightness and contrast levels. One can mix the images of the same scene shot at various exposure levels. The images look rich and is actually impossible to shoot with a single shot keeping the exposure levels nearly same at all spots of the picture like the sky and the foreground. Infra red Photography is the another technique which produce surreal dreamlike images. Here a filter is used to block the visible light. DSLR’s come with infra red blockers. But with filters one can achieve magical results.• Special Effects with Photoshop: I personally don’t consider this segment as trick photography as it is a technique used after shooting the picture. This is more of a post production work. However today mostly all the photographs are manipulated, composited and enhanced using Photoshop. This makes trick photography very affordable as one can almost produce dynamic result sitting on his home desktop.Tricks with photography are no longer beyond ones reach. With just some imagination and practice one can attain magical results. So go ahead. Flash your best photobooks with your tricky mindboggling photos and some brownies.