This morning me and my better half took a walk with some of our dogs, this is a walk we have been on a million and one times, ok maybe an exaggeration but its close i'm sure , I have photographed this location a lot of times and sometimes it is a struggle to find inspiration in the overly familiar which got me thinking lets find some way of helping people in the same situation
Sometimes we all get stuck in a pattern, we see the same surroundings day in day out, the trouble with this is that it can be difficult to find the inspiration required to photograph things, I mean you have seen it all before right? this is where a little creative thinking comes in!
Is there another way of shooting the same subjects and scenery? lets roll through a list of ways of changing things up a bit
1: Angles - instead of shooting from the same point of view try shooting from a higher vantage point, things look so much different, how about laying on the ground , this can bring a whole fresh perspective to familiar scenes and subjects
2: pre visualisation - this is a technique that I personally swear by, try visualising what you wish to achieve before you have even pressed the shutter button, what do you want to achieve, is it going to be in colour or is it going to be in black and white? which leads to number 3!
3: Black and white - do you always shoot in colour? if you do you may be overlooking the benefits of black and white , this type of processing allows you to really see the subtle changes in light and tonality