The Creativator

  • Camera location: Close and far from the subject? Above and below the subject? Inside and outside subject?
  • Focal length: Perspective distortion? Subject vs background size relationship?
  • Depth of field: Shallow? Deep? Where is the point of focus? Is the subject more interesting out of focus?
  • Shutter speed: Fast? Slow? Subject motion? Camera motion relative to subject?
  • Lighting: Is there any source of light the subject could be silhouetted against? Overexposed? Flares?
  • Reflections? Ponds, puddles, mirrors, glass or plastic available?
  • Anything you can put in front of the lens like a plastic water bottle?
  • Foreground elements? Framing devices?
  • Forced perspective?
  • Turn camera upside down
  • Black and white
  • Panoramas: Use a phone pano feature to duplicate your friends or create a vertical panorama
  • Is there a narrative to be told? An emotion to be conveyed? Think of a word or theme and how you could relate it.