Creative Image Making Techniques Jamie Forrest

Long Exposure

Long exposure is where you have your shutter speed at any speed between 5-30 seconds depending on the light you are in which creates light trails from cars going by and beaches coming out light and fluffy and especially the waterfall effects when the water hits the water

Double Exposure

Double exposure is when you have 2 photos one of a living being and the other of buildings trees landscapes e.t.c. What you do with these is you put the landscape on to the living being and make sure its in overlay mode on photoshop and position it and remove the parts you dont want


Panning is when you follow your subject as its moving and then take the shot which makes your subject sharp and the background you'd set the camera to a fast shutter speed and set the camera to continuous shooting which would mean when you hold the shutter down it will take a series of pictures as you follow your moving subject


Polarising Filters are used in photography to reduce glare in images which improve the saturation in photos. UV/Haze filters are used to protect your lens.ND filters allow you to lengthen your exposures in bright and dark areas which help create an evenly exposed image. in order to capture an image you would have to screw the ND filter on to the camera lens and set the camera at about 1/2nd of a second and then the F number of about F11 or higher and ISO at 200 use of tripod for nd filters

Mono Toning

Black And White

Black and White Images are produced through the cameras settings or by being changed from color to a black and white photo on Photoshop


Cyanotype is a photographic printing procedure which produces a cyan-blue-Print which were produced around the 20th century


Sepia is another camera setting which can be used to capture a yellowy image or if you wanted to capture a coloured image and then load it up on Photoshop and then change the colour to a yellowy photo which will be equivalent to a sepia picture

Hand Tinting

Hand-Tinting is used to enhance black and white photos to give an image a cool vintage kinda look, to give the picture some color as this technique was used back in the early days where black and white photos were taken and then hand tinted to give them a natural color look.


Using a fish eye lens could be used for shooting through a crystal ball or many beveled surfaces the image will transform the image which may appear more warped.


Reflection is when you see the reflection off of water,wet shiny surfaces, mirrors and glass etc and especially on a bright sunny day. with reflection try and select an f number of F/11 or higher and set your iso to either 100 or 200, then you'd set the Shutter speed at 1/4th of a second or higher.


Refraction appears when you see through an object which then makes the object appear distorted. you would use a wide angle lens, settings around F/4 then the camera shutterspped at about 1/125 and the ISO at about 200 and make sure the lighting condition are good, you would use a tripod to reduce camera shake.


Diffusion is when you take some of the light from an image which will then give the image a softer settings: you wold set the aperture to f/8 or higher and then the ISO at about 100 Set the camera to timer mode which will minimise camera shake. you'll need a tripod, clean the lens, Focus your image (manually or with auto focus) Press the button, the timer function will open the shutter and take the shot. Bracket your shot by going up and down one stop with the shutter speed.

Stop Motion

Stop motion is when you set your camera to continuous shooting mode, after you have taken the shots you will then layer them all together so it looks like the same person doing a different action in the same photo.


Zoom photography is when you have your shutter speed at any speed lower than half a second and then turn the lens as it takes the photo.

Digitally Layered Imaging

Digital layered imaging is when an object photo is been layered upon a background


Solarisation photography is when some of your images on print will be reversed on tone which will make some light and some dark appear in the photo. heres how to solarise a photo in photo shop: 1st you would need to load up photoshop and do the following: Layer > New adjustment Layer > Black & White. 2nd: Layer > New adjustment Layer > Curves. 3rdYou then need to draw an inverted V which will be an output of 255 and an input of 127). 4th: Create another curves layer. This time we are going to use the normal wave tool. Manipulate the curve to lighten/darken your image. At this stage every single photo will be different.


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