Practical photo tips for you:
1. Repeating patterns, contrasting colors
Get close to whatever you’re shooting and fill the frame with repeating forms, yet contrasting colors.
For example this colorful bunch of flowers with Gaussian Blur:
Or these chili peppers:
2. Black and red
Black and red seem to make a very strong color combination:
3. Shoot your food with flash
I think natural light food photos are overrated. Go gritty by shooting positive film JPEG (Max contrast and saturation) on RICOH GR II with flash. Super juicy colors, and impactful photos.
4. Minus exposure compensation street photography
Find bright colors and shoot your camera -1 or -2 exposure compensation and have a shadow or silhouetted person enter the frame for a more dramatic picture.
5. Shoot scenes with and without hands
Work the scene — some photos include hands, other photos don’t show hands.
Later, choose the photos you prefer the best.
Or if you have nothing to shoot, just photograph your own hand!
6. Shoot in alley ways
Whenever I’m walking down a main street, and I see a small side street or alleyway, I always go inside. Why? 99% of the time there are so many more interesting things to shoot in there.
Generally the more uncommon the place or space, the better the opportunity to make more interesting photos!
7. Fill the frame with people
Go to crowded public events, and try to fill the frame with lots of people, faces, hand gestures, and movements. Even better if the background has a face on it too!
8. Photograph graffiti
Shoot graffiti on the wall. There are tons of great colors, textures, shapes, forms, grain, grit, and soul to capture!
9. See the world in monochrome
Experiment with JPEG only monochrome, or put your camera to monochrome preview, to practice seeing the world in monochrome! Transform your world.
10. Photograph pairs
Photograph the relationship between two people in the frame.