8 Fantastic Photo Ideas You Can Do Right Now

 

5. Take Long Exposures of Sparklers


 

Doesn’t this look like something out of a fairy tale? Forget fancy Photoshop, this incredible shot was created by taking a long exposure of sparklers! Belle Rempert of Lamb + Lark is behind this romantic photo that involves the couple being very still as a person runs around them with a sparkler. Other romantic sparkler ideas include spelling out the word Love or a couple creating two halves of a heart.

6. Bring Out Your Pet’s Personality


 

Forget taking the same ‘ol photo of our dog or cat. Instead, be inspired by Ben Torode’s super sweet photos of his little cat Daisy. Torode uses a variety of tried and true techniques to get his shots like using very large aperture lenses and having a remote control shutter release on hand so that he can interact with his cat. As he says, “you need to play to the kitten’s own instincts to provide the motivation for it to go somewhere or act in a certain way that feels natural to the cat.” (See also Theron Humphrey’s stellar series, Maddie the Coonhound.)

7. Recreate a Childhood Photo


 

Over the years, how much have you and your family physically changed? Now, you can see the actual transforation through pictures like in Irina Werning’s series Back to the Future. Interested in finding out how people would feel and look if they were to reenact their old portraits, Werning blasted people back to their past, photographing her subjects in the exact same place and dressing them up in very similar clothes. What makes the photos really compelling? When the subjects strike the exact same pose.

8. Show How You and Your Pet Have Grown Up Together


 

While we’re on the subject of recreating old photos, why not get your pets involved to show how you’ve grown up together? What better way is there to really appreciate the passage of time than with side by side photos like this? We can all learn a lesson or two from these folks who’ve cared for and raised their pet like a loving member of their family. I’m sure they’d agree, there’s nothing quite like the unconditional love of pets.

Top photo credit: True Photography Weddings

Which of these quick and easy photo ideas do you want to try?

 

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Alice Yoo is the founder and editor in chief of My Modern Metropolis, a place where trendspotters and art enthusiasts come to connect over creative ideas. After graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Economics, Alice received her MBA, worked in advertising for MTV and then started My Modern Met in 2008. With over 3.2 million page views per month, My Modern Met is one of the leading art and culture destinations on the web.

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Alice Yoo
Alice Yoo is the founder and editor in chief of My Modern Metropolis, a place where trendspotters and art enthusiasts come to connect over creative ideas. After graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor's in Economics, Alice received her MBA, worked in advertising for MTV and Outdoor Channel and then started My Modern Met in 2008. With over 9.2 million page views per month, My Modern Met has become an art, culture and lifestyle destination for the modern man and woman.
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  • http://www.epreneur.tv/ Tehmina

    My favorite is the “create superhuman illusions” tip, great idea and what an effect!

  • http://twitter.com/greg_urbano Gregory Urbano

    great tips!

  • Karen Beckman

    Fantastic chalk scenes, thanks for the inspiration!