Half the fun of photography is the experimentation. Sometimes, with a little ingenuity, you stumble upon a great image or a new technique that can blossom into an entire series or simply provide a bit of fun on a rainy day. Here are 10 such tricks you can easily try out.
Cooperative of Photography put together this cool video. While some of these tricks are useful for professional shots and some are more for fun, they're all worth trying to get yourself thinking outside the box and to expand your creative palette a bit. A while back, I noticed that as I became a more technically proficient photographer, the tendency to experiment with weird things just for the fun of it started to wane, and as a result, my shots became a bit formulaic. Nowadays, I make it a point to try things out, even if they seem a bit absurd when they first cross my mind. Often, the initial idea doesn't necessarily work out, but it leads to the development of some other idea that ends up in my arsenal of techniques. Do you have any fun tricks you use? Share them in the comments!