It might be the short winter days, bad weather or even that you’ve just run out of photo ideas, but once in a while we all lose a little of our photographic drive and find ourselves lacking motivation. But never fear, we’ve got 8 tips to get you back on the road to taking inspirational pictures.
Ideas for Inspirational Pictures: 1. Make a scrapbook
Start collecting images that you really like or that interest you in some way.
You can use the traditional approach and cut pictures out of magazines and leaflets and stick them in a book, or you could sign-up to Pinterest (you can follow us on Pinterest!), which lets you ‘pin’ favourite images from around the web onto a virtual pin-board.
Look at the images and work out what it is about them that interests you and then try to incorporate that in a shoot.
Use the subjects and composition of the images to inspire your own.
Ideas for Inspirational Pictures: 2. Check the manual
Modern digital cameras are complex devices, each with a huge collection of features and modes.
In fact there are so many available on the average camera that we reckon it’s a pretty safe bet that there’s one you’ve never used.
So next time your stumped for ideas, pick-up your camera’s manual (or browse through the menu) and find a feature that you’ve not used before and give it a go.
And by give it a go we don’t mean just activate it, point the camera at the nearest object and take a shot.
Think about the situations or subjects that the feature is designed for and find something interesting to shoot using it.
Ideas for Inspirational Pictures: Make a scrapbook; Check the manual
Ideas for Inspirational Pictures: Swap the lens; New gear
Ideas for Inspirational Pictures: Start a project; Exhibition, book or web gallery
Ideas for Inspirational Pictures: Try a new in-camera technique; Try a new software technique
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