Trick Photography and Special Effects eBook

"Learn How To Become Unique, Creative, And Artistic By Taking Shocking Photographs That Blow People's Minds Away"


Create Light Painting Images

Photography Ebook on Light Painting with Laser Pen

Fellow Photographers, Have you ever seen an amazing photo but could never figure out how it was taken? How would you like to have the ability to create photos just like the one you saw? We’re talking about photos that catch people’s attention as soon as they see them. Photos so bold and unique that the people viewing them will be caught dumbfounded, shocked, and in awe. If you would like to learn how to use your camera in such a way that captures images that stand out against the crowd, keep reading this page.


Capture Amazing Star Shots

Star trails long exposure with tree photograph

My name is Evan Sharboneau and for the past several months I’ve been compiling a comprehensive how-to guide that explains the techniques some of the best photographers use to create jaw-dropping images. In this e-book I break down each of their tricks and demonstrate exactly how you can replicate their results, step-by-step.


Create Light Painting Images

Sparkler firework light painting long exposure photography

This e-book is in a .PDF file format and can be read using Adobe Reader (almost all computers already have this free downloadable application installed) after placing the compact disc into your CD-ROM drive. As far as the content in the ebook, it has 190 jam-packed pages and contains over 300 creative photographs and illustrations created by some of the most talented photographic artists worldwide. The e-book is divided up into three core parts:

Part 1: Long Exposure Effects and Light Painting

Part 2: Trick Photography and Special Effects

Part 3: Photoshop Projects

Each part or “module” has chapters and sub-chapters, so it is laid out in an easy-to-read format.


Long Exposure Effects

Long exposure light painting portrait

Module 1: Long Exposure Effects and Light Painting – Learn how to light-paint like a pro! This module covers everything you need to know on capturing those beautiful illuminated long exposure photos you have been dreaming about. With over 60 pages reviewing different light sources describing what they do and how to use them, you won’t ever find yourself in the dark without a bright idea! Taking long exposures of star trails and lightning is also covered. And if that isn’t enough, you’ll also enjoy the entire section on taking long exposures during the day. Oh, and if you don’t have any Adobe® Photoshop® software at this point, don’t worry. Most of the tricks in this module can be done right in-camera, with no Photoshop required. All you need is a DSLR camera.

You will learn things like…

Bokeh Portrait photography effect

The basic universal settings of every camera: Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, and white-balance and how to master them for both day and night photography. These are essential settings that every photographer must know how to use before starting.

Dozens and dozens of light painting ideas with descriptions and examples of each

The secret tool that allows you to “airbrush” light onto any object with amazing accuracy

How to use Maglite® flashlights, LEDs, Laser Pens, Glow sticks, Glow-in-the-Dark Paint, Fire, Sparklers, Steel Wool, External Flashes and Flash Gels to create mind-blowing psychedelic light-painting photographs.

Awesome floating photography effect

How to create complex symmetrical physiogram patterns, straight out of camera

How to take smoking hot photographs of fire and sparks! An in-depth tutorial on how you can use steel wool to capture amazing long exposures of sparks flying at high-speeds is also included.

How to capture beautiful landscape nature photographs of lightning and star trails

How to blend several light-paintings together and transform them into complex “light-stitchings”. This is the only trick in this module that requires Photoshop.

How to take long exposure photographs during the day with the use of special filters. This allows you to blur any sort of movement over a long period of time. Waterfalls are a classic example, but this also applies to skies and trees moving in the wind.


Trick Photography and Special Fx

Steel wool light painting technique ebook

Module 2: Trick Photography and Special Effects – This module goes over the mind-blowing special effects and optical illusion techniques that add drama and surreal creativity to your images. Adobe Photoshop software is recommended for this module but isn’t 100% essential for all the tricks. This module will show you how to blow people away with Optical Illusions, HDR Photography, Infrared Photography, 360 Planetoids and Tunnels, The Droste Effect, Spiral Planets, Time-Displacement Photography, Birefringence, The Orton Effect, The Harris Shutter Effect, and Multiple Exposures.

In this module, you will learn….

How to stop taking boring images and use HDR Photography to turn any dull photograph into a dramatic hyper-realistic image that “pops” with fantastic color and depth. This is extremely useful for capturing what your eye actually sees.

How to transform any regular landscape shot into a surreal colorful dream-world using infrared photography and color post-processing techniques

The secrets behind turning any landscape into a “polar panorama”. (This is probably the most comprehensive step-by-step guide written about this technique available today, and is worth the money of the entire e-book alone). You’ll discover how to make tunnels, planets, and tunnels with planets inside of them.

Over 10 mind-bending optical illusions that you can do straight out of the camera without using any special software or equipment. You’ll learn about forced perspective, transparent screens, rotated perspective, birefringence and shaped bokeh effects.


Photoshop Projects

Module 3: Photoshop Projects -This module is filled with Photoshop-oriented projects. It is easy to follow and the tools are simple to use. You’ll learn how to create shocking images using Multiplicity Photography, Levitation Photography, Floating Fruit, The Invisible Man Technique, Fake Tilt-Shift Photography, and Flesh Manipulations. There are also several “image-and-description” pages included. These are pages where I show you an image, and then tell you exactly how I made it.


What Kind of Format is this eBook in?

Trick Photography and Special Effects is a downloadable PDF file, which can be viewed on a number of devices – laptop and desktop computers, iPhone or Android devices, iPads, and other tablets.

For iPad specific users, you can download this ebook (or any pdf document) directly to iBooks, which will allow you to access it at any time. Click here for a very handy guide that shows you exactly how to put this book into your iBooks app.

This Ebook can be found here: Trick Photography and Special Effects

eBook PriceTrick Photography and Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau


Attila Kun

Attila is the founder and editor-in-chief of Exposure Guide. He is an avid photographer, graphic designer, bedroom DJ and devoted Mac addict. Attila got his first DSLR camera, a Canon 10D, back in 2003 and he has been hooked on photography ever since.