Trick Photography & Special Effects 2nd Edition – Is It For Real?

 

Most people assume that in order to take amazing pictures, you need to take a bunch of courses and spend a lot of money. When I first saw the images in Trick Photography & Special Effects I was convinced that they were all heavily photoshopped or that the guy who was selling it must have been a professional photographer for a long time.

It was a shock to me to find out that Evan Sharbonneau, who wrote the ebook, is a self taught photography enthusiast who figured out how to take breathtaking photos all on his own.

So What Is Trick Photography & Special Effects Anyway?

Well, first of all it’s a digital download. That’s a fancy way of saying that it’s not a book that gets sent in the mail. This means that if you want to have a physical book to look at you will need to print it out yourself and put it in a binder.

The great thing about it being a pdf document is that you get access to it as soon as you buy it. There’s no waiting around for something to show up in the mail.  Literally, one click to buy, one click to get the entire ebook.

Most of the book is focused on how to make trick photos without the use of photoshop. For instance, he talks about how to use steel wool to make some super cool special effect kind of images.

There are all kinds of tricks with everyday kind of things, so basically you don’t need to go out and buy hundreds of dollars of photography gear in order to pull this stuff off.

What Are Real People Saying about the Trick Photography & Special Effects 2nd Edition?

It’s a sad fact that the internet is full of all kinds of people who sell things that are long on promises and short on actually doing what they say they will. I can assure you, Evan’s program is nothing like that. Here’s what other people are saying about it…

“This is possibly the best photography book I have ever bought, and I have wasted money on a few. Why?  Because it shows you the coolest stuff you can do with a camera.”

– Daniel N. (Testimony from Evan’s website)

“It’s laid out in a way where it eases you into trick photography without bombarding you with technical and complicated terms and processes.”

– Refugee P (Testimony from Evan’s website)

 

Are There Other Things You Should Know About The 2nd Edition of Trick Photography & Special Effects?

The great thing about it being a pdf document is that you get access to it as soon as you buy it.  There’s no waiting around for something to show up in the mail.  Literally, one click to buy, one click to get the entire ebook.

Trick Photography & Special Effects 2nd Edition

 

Most of the book is focused on how to make trick photos without the use of photoshop.  For instance, he talks about how to use steel wool to make some super cool special effect kind of images.

There are all kinds of tricks with everyday kind of things, so basically you don’t need to go out and buy hundreds of dollars of photography gear in order to pull this stuff off.

 

Click Here Now To Order Trick Photography & Special Effects 2nd Edition From The Official Website

Trick Photography Pictures

Trick Photography Pictures

I’d imagine if you’re looking for trick photography pictures you want to see some actual pictures, so here’s a collection of some of my favourites from that Trick Photography and Special Effects book I bought about a month ago.

For those of you who are following me, I still fully intend to make my own trick photos and share them with you on this blog so that you have an idea of what a regular Joe can do with this book and a camera.

But of course life isn’t always full of tons of free time, especially around Christmas, so my plans have been delayed a bit.

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Trick Photography Techniques – Transparent Screen

I first came across some transparent screen trick photography examples a couple of months ago and they definitely blew me away.  I have since looked at quite a few examples and have come up with some that I’d like to share with you.  There are different ways to set up this kind of picture, some things that can make it more or less interesting.  As is usually the case, attention to detail is really important for this kind of a photo to impress the way it has the potential to.

Trick Photography Examples Of The Transparent Screen Technique

 

I think it’s easier just to show you what I mean by transparent screen than to try to explain what it is, so here you go..

Trick Photography Examples

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Trick Photography Book – Let’s See What It Can Do

So I found this trick photography book online the other day.  It looks pretty amazing.  The photos on the sales page are pretty mind blowing.

And even the lighting and stuff looks really professional (at least to my hobby photographer eye).  It’s written by some guy named Evan Sharboneau.  He’s not very old and doesn’t have any kind of official photography education.

Far as I can tell there are a bunch of trick photography techniques in there, and I think there are also a bunch of video tutorials, which is really nice for photoshop stuff.  I’m pretty green when it comes to photoshop, but if I could choose between learning from a video and learning from reading, I would take the video any day of the week. Continue reading Trick Photography Book – Let’s See What It Can Do

Trick Photography Techniques – Simple Tips for High Speed Macro Photos

Here are a few quick simple trick photography techniques to help you get started with macro photography.  If you spend some time looking around online, you will find a bunch of info, but most of the stuff out there is pretty complicated and calls for special equipment.

 

What we’ll be taking pictures of is water droplets, so that will be the focus of these photography techniques, but the lessons you learn can be used as for general macro photo tips too.  Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

 

– A Digital SLR Camera

– An External Flash or Speedlite

– A Macro Lens or Lens with Decent Macro Abilities

 

A tripod would also be a really good thing to have, but it/s not essential.

 

Ok, let’s talk about the settings..

 

It’ll work fine to set your flash on ETTL and you camera on the automatic setting, but if you want more freedom you’ll want to try something else.  First put your flash into manual mode and then choose the lowest power you can (this will probably be 1/64).  I learnt when I started to learn photography that this makes the flash fire the shortest burst of light that it can, and this helps to freeze your subject better.

 

You should set your camera to aperture priority mode and select a moderate f-stop (say something around 5).

 

Now for the setup..  and this is where the real trick photography magic happens.  You want to set your camera as close to the subject as your lens will allow.  If you don’t have a real macro lens, you will have to set it a bit further back.  Since your subject (a water droplet) will be moving, but always in a  plane that is the same distance from the camera, using manual focus will be easier than automatic in this case.  You will of course want to focus so that the water drop is in focus.

 

If you have a tripod the setup will be much easier, but either way you will need to rig things up so that the camera is close to your water source, which will probably be in your sink.

 

The next thing to do is to turn on your continuos shooting mode.  Since you’re shooting a moving subject the timing will be pretty tough, so a lot of your shots won’t turn out, and that’s ok.

 

Once you have a result that you’re happy with you can play around with adding colours to the background.  Even things like post-it notes and plastic bags can give cool effects so feel free to experiment a bit and see what you can come up with.
Here’s an example of what your shot could look like..

 

 

Hope you enjoyed these trick photography ideas and can make use of the trick photography techniques.  Happy shooting.