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Drawing with your camera Free Photo Lessons
July 02, 2018
Hi Friends and Fellow Artists and Photographers

Art isn’t just what you can do with a pencil and paper: art is any creation that stimulates the imagination. This can be writing, music, painting, sculpture, and photography, to list a few.

Today we’re here to talk about photography in particular.

So, you might be thinking, “I don’t have a fancy enough camera to create art-worthy photos.” Well, first of all, debunk that myth. The image quality of a picture does not impact the art quality of an image. Even grainy cell pictures can be art.

Second of all, this gentleman, Evan Sharboneau, is a front-runner in the art of getting the most out of your camera – and he’s willing to sell his secrets! His “trick photography” calls for nothing more than a basic DSLR camera and some imagination.

Yep, that’s the key ingredient – imagination. From the info on his website,, the key to taking breathtaking, mind-bending photos is thinking outside the box.

Great photography should be defined in the moment you snap a photo, not after hours of processing in Photoshop. Great photography should be about composition, color, and creativity. Sharboneau’s technique relies on your camera’s natural abilities for the “special effects” and calls on your artistic flare for everything else.

If you’re a fan of light art, three-sixty panorama photos, and hyper realistic images, this brand of photography is right up your alley.

We often say that a camera captures “a moment in time.” How long is a moment, exactly? That’s one of the factors Sharboneau plays with and teaches about in his eBook. Is a moment a second? Six seconds? Twenty seconds? A lot of the time we forget that cameras have settings outside of flash/no flash and sunny/cloudy. Adjusting things like shutter speed and exposure essentially alter time, allowing you to fit more or less into that captured “moment.”

Trick photography boils down to perspective. It’s basically the surrealism movement of the photography world. You know when friends travel to Italy and then post ridiculous photos of them holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa? That’s Trick Photography 101.

If you think you’d like to take a break from drawing or painting and try your hand at a different kind of creativity, there’s a chance you’ll want to dust off your DSLR (digital single lens reflex) and see what Evan has to say. It might be worth it to you to purchase his book on Amazon or wherever. No, we do not get a commission on book sales here.

Best Regards, Jon for Sharboneau

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