5 Free Photography Guides to Inspire Your Creativity

By Ritesh Saini / November 21, 2018

As photographers, we are always looking for creative ideas to try and expand our photography skills. It could be trying out a photography genre you've never attempted before or starting a personal project centered around a certain theme.

If you've been looking for photographic ideas and inspiration, we have put together a list of free guides for you to check out. They are based on a variety of interesting themes which are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

If you're really looking to get inspired and would like to learn the exact recipe for creating powerful images, do take a look at travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich's Powerful Imagery guide.

Photo by Benjamin Combs


1. How to Make the Ordinary Extraordinary

Ever considered the photographic potential of the rather ordinary-looking, commonly used objects around you? Well, if you can apply some compositional elements when shooting them, you can create great shots. Photographer Leanne Cleaveley teaches you exactly how to do that in this guide.


2. Creative Outdoor Self-Portraiture

Self-portraiture comes with its own set of challenges. From planning and clothing to lighting and composition, there's a lot to take care of, especially if you're shooting solo. In this guide, photographer Stacey Hill shares practical tips to help you get started with outdoor self-portraiture.


3. How to Create Photo Twirls

People have always been fascinated with abstract twirled art for a long time. Referred to as Twirling, this form of creative artwork has been around for quite some time now. In this guide, photographer Rob Eyers will teach you step-by-step how to create incredible twirls from scratch to finish.


4. How to Create Dazzling High Key Photography

A high key photograph is one that contains very little in the way of shadows or dark tones, which means it tends to be very white or is rich in light-toned colors. In this guide, photographer Stacey Hill shares everything you need to know to create high key images- from gear and setup to post-processing workflow.


5. Amazing Abstracts with Oil and Water

If you'd like to discover a fun way to create stunning abstract images, check out this guide by photographer Leanne Cleaveley. It makes use of a simple setup that primarily utilizes water and oil to capture beautiful effects. In this guide, you'll get step-by-step guidance on how to create such abstract images of your own.


Master the Art of Photography

If you've ever felt that your images lack impact, and wanted to know how successful photographers produce amazing results with effortless consistency, take a look at acclaimed travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich's Powerful Imagery guide. In this guide, Mitchell walks you through the thought process of creating captivating images by deconstructing 15 of his most impactful images. This guide will improve your skill as a photographer no matter what level you are at. Click here now to check it out.


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About the author

Ritesh Saini

Ritesh has been photographing for about seven years now and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. You can see his photography on Flickr or on his website.

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