There are times when your photographic creative juices fail you, and you just can not come up with any ideas of what to photograph, but you want to photograph. Here are a few ideas for you to consider:
- Your Yard: You may think this is funny, but your yard is a target rich environment. Most of you are likely to have flowers, roses, herbs or plants. These items always make great macro subjects. And don’t forget the grass, which first thing in the morning with dew and sunlight can be pretty pleasing.
- Your House: To be more specific, the kitchen. Consider those hanging pots, or the many utensils you have laying around. If you just look around, you may be surprised what you see.
- Park: Most us have a park fairly close to home. The kids play area always has some interesting objects, that might be interesting macro shots. The kids playing, laughing and running are great photos to send the grandparents. You may even be lucky to have a water fountain or other textures to consider.
- Industrial Park: Take a drive though the local business park. Check out the textures on the building, as they can make for some interesting abstracts. A lot of businesses have some pretty nice landscaping, so again, flowers, plants and even water treatments can make for great photos.
- Farmers Market: Most towns today have a local farmers market, and this can be an awesome place for photographs. You should always ask the vendors if they mind having the produce photographed, but generally, most have no problems.
Hopefully these tips can you help you jump start your creative juices on those slow days. Enjoy, and keep shooting. If you are interested in other ideas, please log onto our website at www.scvphotocenter.com and check out our many workshops each month at the SCV Center for Photography.