3 Creative Shooting Methods You Simply Need to Know

On this short Adorama video, photographer Bryan Peterson  takes a look at how you can effectively use three very simple camera movement techniques to capture some interesting and creative images.

There are all kinds of ways you can move your camera in order to get some interesting visual effects. On this video Peterson demonstrate 3 well known ones which you can try for yourself very easily:

  • Move the camera from the bottom to the top (during the relatively long exposure – see below).
  • Change the zoom of the lens (you will need a zoom lens for this one).
  • Change angle from landscape to portrait (quick 90 degree turn of the camera)

All three methods are based upon using the camera with a relatively slow shutter speed (Peterson used about 1/6 of a second – the exact speed will vary depending on your specific conditions). All 3 techniques work very nicely when you have a colorful image (such as the one Peterson shot in this case, but feel free to experiment with other types of images as well). Peterson also used very closed aperture – f/22 and the lowest ISO settings on his camera.

You can find many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on and  LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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