“I don’t know what to shoot anymore!” How many times have you heard someone make that proclamation? Maybe you’ve said it yourself. I think most of us have. It’s frustrating to find yourself feeling as if you’ve photographed all the interesting things in the world. Of course, you haven’t, but when you can’t find your muse you don’t really care about how hyperbolic you sound. There is a way out of this darkness, however. Keep reading to learn what to do when you just can’t find anything interesting to shoot.
1. Chase The Light
As you know, photography is all about light. So instead of trying to come up with specific subjects to photograph — people, cars, flowers, buildings — make light your subject. Light presents itself in ways too varied to count and as long as you shoot before sunset, you don’t have to go looking for it. But let’s be honest — natural light isn’t always perfect and you have no control over that. Where there’s light, however, there are shadows. Shadows can be just as interesting as good light. And if you can find a way to combine the two, even better! No matter what material objects that happen to fall within your frame, they will benefit from being involved in the play between light and shadow.
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