How To Make Awesome But Cheap Photography Tricks & Special Effects

March 17, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Hey guys. I don’t usually write about photography because I’m more of a video editor than graphic editor but of course I’ve been doing my own graphics for websites and stuff since I was 14 or so. That was 14 years ago haha. Man, sounds so long ago. Anyways, if you’re into graphics and photography you know that it’s not like text book where the formula is the same and doesn’t change. Yes, the BASIC formula and rules still apply but in time, technology changes and so does the quality and things you can do. In order to keep up to date with the current time and trend, you need to keep learning.

I’ve been wanting to learn a cool photography effect that you see professional photographers or photo manipulators do so I decided to search for cool tutorials. I came across this ebook tutorial by a photographer named Evan Sharboneau. He is selling his ebook called ‘Trick Photography and Special Effects“.


Trick Photography & Special Effects 2nd Edition – Your complete instructional guide on taking breathtaking special effects shots and cool images your friends won’t believe…

It comes with 295 pages of instruction, 9 hours of how-to video tutorials, and contains over 300 creative photographs created by some of the most talented photographic artists around the world.

It’s time for you to skip the months and years of being one of those enthusiast photographers – you know those poor guys who read all the magazines but doesn’t have enough time to invest in getting the skills he really wants…

… you’ll be skipping past that stage totally, and getting right to the point where you’re an accomplished photographer, taking pictures that blow everybody away.

Browsing through the page I was like wow. He claims you can do this kind of special effect:

Trick Photography & Special Effects Water Splash Effect by Evan Sharboneau

How cool is that?? It was just some awesome trick using a camera. So I did some research to see if this guy is legit and the answer is YUP he is legit. I found his flicker page showcasing his artworks and some of them are really awesome. My favorite are the ones below:

Trick Photography & Special Effects Multiply Clones by Evan Sharboneau


Trick Photography & Special Effects Grass Body by Evan Sharboneau

Trick Photography & Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau

He also teaches you how to use Photoshop to create special effects. This is what he calls “The secret behind stitching multiple light paintings together to create pseudo digital art“:

Trick Photography & Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau

Now that’s just an awesome effect. I didn’t know you could do those kind of tricks using just your camera and little tweaking and you could get instant cool effect on your images. Like this one:

On his website, you could see other artworks that the people who bought his ebook has done. Well, I could say that I am now convinced and everything seems legit so I decided to buy the ebook. I got my ebook and was it worth it?

Heck yeah.

You could buy one photography book with that amount of money but he gave you more than just an ebook. I got:

1. Photography Tricks & Special Effects eBook by Evan Sharboneau
3. Bonus Kit below:

Trick Photography & Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau

The bonus kit you receive contains:

  • The easy methods for understanding and using all those settings on your camera – things like aperture, depth of field and bokeh, shutter speed, ISO, focusing, white balance, how to get the sharpest photo possible, various accessories you can get for your camera, etc.
  • Advice on flashes and how how to use them to beautifully light up your subject.
  • Advice and recommendations for filters and Photoshop plug-ins.
  • How to market stock photographs and art photographs in order to sell them for profit.
Overall, it’s an awesome deal on eBook and for photographers and photo manipulators and addicts who has yet to learn some awesome trick with photos and wants to learn, I’d totally recommend Evan Sharboneau’s eBook. You’ll be learning awesome photography effects in no time. I’m still learning and browsing through it and maybe someday I’ll post what I have done with it, once I get a camera that is haha. The one I have is probably broken because I haven’t been using it for such a long time. I just use my BB Storm 2 cam wherever I go now.


Buy Evan Sharboneau’s Trick Photography & Special Effects

Trick Photography & Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau