I was scrolling through Pinterest looking for photography inspiration the other day. And I came across several pictures that instantly caught my eye. Finally I realized that I’ve seen that effect on some of the photos of the photographers I watch on Youtube. So I did some digging and I found a treasure that became my secret weapon in photography.
I’ve wanted to write about this for a long time now. But I was worried this post wasn’t going to be SEO friendly. And that my readers wouldn’t care, and silly stuff like that. And it made me think about the long-lost days of the OG blogging community. When everyone wrote whatever the hell they wanted, whenever they wanted. SEO friendly or not. And actually, Lizzy Hadfield from Shot From the Street redesigned her blog recently and brought back the good old days of blogging where you share whatever nonsense you fill like sharing.
And I think that’s so important, especially nowadays where everything is so Instagram perfect and polished and calculated. That a little bit of spontaneous reality and random personal rambles are deeply needed. At least for me. I think it gives a sense of community and brings your audience a little bit closer to your real life and your mind.
Therefore, I wanted to share this new find and I could’ve just left it at the Instagram story that I did BUT Lizzy inspired me to write on my blog whatever I wanted again. So that’s what I’m doing today.
So the other day I finally got my hands on a thing that made my photography so much better and so much fun to do, giving a more creative result. Generally, it’s only a few bucks on Amazon and it’s really a life changer. It gave me so much photography inspiration and new ideas to work with.
I’m talking about a prism. And I know this is nothing new, and a lot of photographers have been using this for a looooong time but I just recently got one and I wanted to share how amazing this little thing is in case anyone is still debating if it’s something worth trying. Believe me, it is. Because the possibilities are endless with this thing. You can change the position you place it from the lens, the distance, play with the direction of light and play with reflections, etc, etc. And it gives random and amazing results every time.
By the way, the one I got is this one. And I really don’t know if there’s much of a difference between the options on Amazon. But I don’t know why I chose this one and I ended up loving it!
These are some of the pictures I’ve taken with it:
In conclusion, I hope I’ve given you a little bit of photography inspiration and send some creativity your way!