Five Photo Ideas for Shooting Close to Home [photography]

Posted: August 5, 2010 in Productivity
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It’s Saturday morning, a beautiful day and your photography juices are flowing. Your trigger finger is itchy and you just want to get out and shoot photos. You pick up your gear bag, take a step towards the door and then stop. What are you going to shoot? The inspiration bank is suddenly empty.

I have been in this position often and my solution has always been to go to the ideas book I keep. Like a photo journal of thoughts and ideas. Always keep one with you and as soon as you get an idea, write it down. Out of this ideas book comes five photo ideas close to home. Why close to home? The more difficult it is to get to a location the less likely you are to go there so you need to make it easy. [read]

  1. Brooke says:

    I find when I’m in the mood to explore but don’t have an idea of what I want to capture, to play a game with it. Take 20 steps and take a shot. Take another 20 steps and another shot. Or find one thing and try to photography five different ways. That way not only are you out and about with your camera but you can practice finding your eye.

  2. Great post! Great ideas from Brooke, too. Thanks for the info!

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