If you’re nuts about photography then you’re likely to be looking for ideas to boost your skills. One sure-fire way to learn is to try photographing new subject matter. It makes you think, teaches you to recognize photo opportunities, and solve new problems. Here are 12 ideas to get you shooting something different.
1. Find something in grandma’s attic.
2. Discover an interesting sign.
3. Take your camera to a restaurant.
4. Find a unique perspective that features people – like under a car…
5. Shoot through a window – looking out.
6. Shoot through a window – looking in.
7. Go industrial – old factories just don’t look like anything else.
8. Is there anyone in the trees?
9. Take your camera to a market.
10. Capture some color – building, cars, clothing, etc.
11. Shoot a funky wall.
12. See if anyone is in the garden with David.
The point is: go find something outside your usual range of subject matter and capture its image. You’ll learn new things and see new things and maybe become even more nuts about photography. And if none of these ideas appeal to you then come up with some of your own. And don’t forget indoor shooting — try to find a dozen things to shoot right in your home.
Now go nuts and be sure to have a good time. Please comment if you found something fun or interesting to shoot, or tell us what you learned from the exercise. Everyone learns more when we share.
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