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I Give You 10 Tips How To Take Amazing Photos Of A Boring Object!
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I Give You 10 Tips How To Take Amazing Photos Of A Boring Object!

I don’t have an expensive camera. I use a Nikon D3000, which is one of the oldest entry-level DSLRs and I have only an 18-55mm kit lens. Because of this, I have to be creative to make good shots.

I always try to make different photos than the others but it’s really hard. There are billions of pictures on the internet, Instagram is full of photographers and it is really hard to stand out.

If you want people to notice you, forget the standards and take a twist! Here are 10 tips, how can you make your photo stand out.

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1. Try different perspective

Instead of shooting the object the same way as everybody else, find a new perspective. Go under your object, above your object, inside if you can…just make it different!

2. Make it festive

Use some led lights or glitters to make your photo festive. You can also use balloons or confetti as well. Now it is not a boring object, it’s a stunning object!

3. Bokeh

Taking the lights behind your object and making some colorful (or not) bokeh is one of the most simple way to make your boring object amazing.

4. Back to the nature

Okay, my object is from nature. But every object looks nicer when you put it among flowers. You can also use trees, leaves, grass or anything from nature. It will give your object a fresh, lively look.

5. Get closer

Get closer to the object. Find a pattern on it or a nice detail. You can make it more amazing if you use a macro lens. Unfortunately I don’t have any.

6. Grab it!

Hold the object in your hand or give it to a model. It will make more lively.

7. Make it unusual

Put your object in a completely different place. Make it weird. Make it shocking.

8. Mirror mirror on the wall…

Use a mirror and play with reflection. You can use more mirrors to make it more fantastic.

9. Make it minimal

Use colored papers to make a minimalistic modern look.

10. Put it in a glass of water

Water will make an amazing effect. You can try to take pictures from different angles. You can also play with the light and use different glasses. The result speaks for itself.

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Jef Bateman
Community Member
4 years ago

These are well done, and you give good advice. I don't agree that pine cones are inherently boring; they are actually quite fascinating. I think you bring out some their mesmerizing complexity with your photographs.

Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you for your feedback! You are right, pine cone is beautiful by itself. I just wanted to show how can you make completely different photos of the same object, so you dont have to take the same shoot as everyone else. Every object or model has different sides, everything can be interesting if you start playing with it :)

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foxlover05
Community Member
4 years ago

These are amazing! I'll definitely try it sometime!

Community Member
4 years ago

I'm glad to hear this :) Go ahead and take amazing shoots! :) show me (or us) the result!

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Rabbitt209
Community Member
4 years ago

Thanks. Good advice, well explained and demonstrated. :-)

Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you for feedback! :) I am glad you like it. You can share your photos if you try some of these tricks :)

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Jef Bateman
Community Member
4 years ago

These are well done, and you give good advice. I don't agree that pine cones are inherently boring; they are actually quite fascinating. I think you bring out some their mesmerizing complexity with your photographs.

Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you for your feedback! You are right, pine cone is beautiful by itself. I just wanted to show how can you make completely different photos of the same object, so you dont have to take the same shoot as everyone else. Every object or model has different sides, everything can be interesting if you start playing with it :)

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foxlover05
Community Member
4 years ago

These are amazing! I'll definitely try it sometime!

Community Member
4 years ago

I'm glad to hear this :) Go ahead and take amazing shoots! :) show me (or us) the result!

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Rabbitt209
Community Member
4 years ago

Thanks. Good advice, well explained and demonstrated. :-)

Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you for feedback! :) I am glad you like it. You can share your photos if you try some of these tricks :)

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