Sometimes in our journey we hit creative roadblocks. Here are some ideas to get you started again, or lead you onto other ideas….
A backlit leaf; reflections on aluminium foil; the curvature of a step; weathered wood; night scenes; the shadow of a spiral ladder on a wall; late afternoon light on a corrugated iron roof; dewdrops on a stem of a plant; skateboard riders on a ramp; the detail of peeling paint; the worn figure of a face; the softness of a veil; A misty morning; a harbour reflection; the softness of light at dusk; slow shutter speed on a hang-glider; the delicate form of the human body; the texture of a flower; patterns in nature; the repetition of an architectural form; the colours of a bird; a flowing waterfall; the starkness of an arid area; side-lit patterns in the sand in the early morning; the receding hues of a distant mountainous landscape; the dynamic geometric shape of a modern building; the graceful forms and lines of a historical building; the speed of a motorbike rider; the serenity of a moored boat at a harbour; long shadows of trees in the late afternoon Sun; repetition of a plant in the field; a crashing wave; a solitary building against a deep blue sky; a silhouette; a bowl of fruit; the ripples at the water’s edge; the busyness of a bustling city; the rising cloud of dust at a Rodeo; the texture of food; a delicate spider web; the determination on the face of a sports competitor; the stillness of the morning; the energy of peak hour; the sadness of the homeless; the spirit of a team; the happy experiences of a child; the playfulness of youth; the foreboding coming storm; the rage of fire; the coolness of a Summer breeze; dazzling Autumn parade of colour…..
The dead of Winter; the surprise of Spring; a suburban jungle; weeds blowing in the wind; the joy of success; the disappointment of failure; lessons learnt; evocative fashion; a graceful bird; the richness of a green field; a ballroom dancer; the study of shape; a single subject; multiple subjects; moments in time; a curtain blowing in the breeze; the starkness of an industrial object against a steel-grey sky; remembrance; a picture within a picture; security; a different perspective; symmetrical figures; a social comment; a child’s view; animation; moving objects; the abstract image…
The timelessness of age; the visual language of advertising; the anticipation of a traveller; a moment on holiday; remoteness of wilderness; the sounds of life; changes in society; the serene life of Fungi; our human condition; the evidence of history; the ravages of conflict; the joy of union; create a sense of depth; use scale to heighten a subject; show camaraderie; show intimacy; use colours to convey feelings or a mood; use tones in the same way; take an informal portrait; show people at work and at play; show a change in light; show people’s thoughts; direct the viewer’s thoughts; put ‘you’ into the photo; combine an interest you have eg; sci-fi into the image; show the rays of light coming through a window; capture the rays of sunlight at sunrise or sunset; arrange related subjects on a table; star trails; moonlit subjects.
Be inspired. Be Light Inspired!