A simple thought and idea:
What should I photograph if I want to make more “interesting” photos, more meaningful photos– or to find more ‘inspirational’ things to photograph?
1. Loved ones
Photograph who and what you love. For me, that is Cindy. For you, that might mean photographing your partner, your parents (I photograph my umma), your kids, your friends, or anyone else who is meaningful in your life.
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3. Colorful walls and textures
One of my current muses is to photograph colorful, gritty, textured walls.
I will use macro mode (RICOH GR II), in P (program) mode, with flash in JPEG (high saturation/contrast mode). I will then use Lightroom CC for further post-processing (additional contrast). The result is epic colors and textures, which act as a fun visual stimulus for myself!
When there is nothing else to photograph, shoot your selfie! Photograph your shadow, your textured reflection– or just shoot yourself head-on!
Photograph your face, your arm, your legs — any of your body parts!
Photograph plants, landscapes, or any other organic matter/flowers/fauna.
6. Your own society
Photograph your own society. Photograph your country’s flag, symbols, grocery stores– or anything you think reflects your own culture.
For example, see my ONLY IN AMERICA project.
7. The colro red
In my color theory, I believe the color is the most intense, powerful, and deadly color (the same color as blood).
Whenever you see the color red, just shoot it!
Of course you can keep this open-ended; just photograph anything vibrant and colorful!