13 Creative Photography Ideas that DON’T require Photo Manipulation

Aspiring photographers usually wander the streets of the city or the paths of nature in search for a good photography subject. But sometimes, they have a spark of inspiration that makes them observe things which “blow people’s mind” after the photo is taken. Other photographers are creative in the studio, with still life objects, or human models. All of these ideas have one thing in common: no photo manipulation was involved. No, there is no trick here. Just a genius mind and a camera.

Creative photography usually makes people think about manipulation various photos into something they imagined, but, when you see an image that is simply taken with the photo camera and nothing more, you tend to say: “wow, what a great idea!” or even: “why didn’t I think of that?”

After a while, some of these photos become viral over the internet (think about the ring placed in a book, with a heart shaped shadow), and other photographers replicate the idea with their own means. Another classic image example is the puddle reflection. Whoever thought of it first, was the one with the spark. Now it’s your turn to try it out next time you go out after the rain. Add some creative photos to your collection. This will improve the quality of your portfolio, even if you aren’t the inventor of those particular ideas. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel, we just need to get inspired! There’s always an element of originality that we can add to these ideas, but this is up to you.

Category: Reflections

Idea No.1: Reflection in a puddle

Idea No.2: Reflections on metal surfaces, mirrors, windows, sunglasses, etc.

Idea No.3: Water droplet reflections

Category: Shadows

Idea No.1: Shadows of people who interact

Idea No.2: A real person interacting with a shadow

Category: Forced Perspective

Idea No.1: Hold a statue or tower in your hands

Idea No.2: Play with the Moon or the Sun, or even lights

Idea No.3: Catch the objects from the sky: plane, bird, balloon, clouds, etc.

Idea No.4: Make use of the distance between people

Idea No.5: Reverse horizontal to vertical (what do you say of road climbing?)

Category: Framing

Idea No.1: Put a frame in the scene

Idea No.2: Use the scene as a frame

Category: Food

This is practically an endless source of ideas. You can arrange food to resemble anything, or make the food as if it is alive by drawing on it.

For more creative photography examples visit http://www.pinterest.com/photoaxe/creative-photography/



I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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