Is your camera gathering dust right now? Is it because you can’t think of anything to take pictures of? Then you’ve caught the photo doldrums! What’s the remedy? It’s quite possibly something very simple – you need to start shooting the ideal photo subject.
” No other subject offers a… photographer such a range of possibilities for documentary and interpretive images, and few subjects are as easy to find.” – Freeman Patterson, Photography of Natural Things
What is this ideal photo subject for overcoming the photo doldrums? Would you believe, water? But most photographers pass right by water when they seek something ‘special’ or ‘different’ to photograph. Why is that? In a word – familiarity. It acts as a mental blinder that prevents them from seeing excellent photo-ops that are right in front of them!
So, my very first photography tip for solving the photo doldrums is this: ask yourself just one simple question, “Which way to the water?” Now, here are some more photography tips to help you determine directions. [read]