What should I photograph?

Question by Matt V: What should I photograph?
i live in a relatively small town in connecticut and i love photography. I feel like i’ve worn out all the landscapes other attractions to photograph. In other words i feel like i’ve taken pictures of all there is to take pictures of. I’ve taken quite a few photo classes and know a lot of techniques but i still feel bored. any ideas to make things fresh again??

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5 Responses to What should I photograph?

  1. Summer says:

    start taking photographs of ppl then.. or yourself.. or something in your house. idk im sure you’ll think of something.
    good luck!

  2. UrbanPhotos says:

    How many sunrises and sunsets have you photographed? Every scene you’ve shot can be re-shot at sunrise, sunset, morning, afternoon, evening, night, a cloudy day, a sunny day, a partly cloudy day, a rainy day, a snowy day, etc. Each time it will look different.

    You could also get into macro photography… shooting stuff like insects and flowers close up. Or whatever.

    You could take all of your existing photos and start modifying them in different ways.

    Like these two photos I shot of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas http://www.neonartshop.com/modern_vegas11.html I combined with NASA Hubble telescope images (NASA astronomy photos are public domain… no copyright issues.)

    Here’s one of my Stardust Las Vegas photos with some neon pink coloring added http://www.neonartshop.com/retro_vegas04.html

    The photo on the left here http://www.neonartshop.com/retro_vegas10.html has neon like colors added to it.

    So there are some ideas. You can do just about anything you need to do with two totally free software packages, Gimp http://www.gimp.org and Inkscape http://www.inkscape.org

  3. onli1kenobi says:

    Maybe you should take a week and stop taking pictures.

    Take out all the photos you have already taken and look at them. Really look at them.

    Make 3 piles: Bad photos, Good photos, Great photos.

    What makes the great photos great? The colors? Composition? Lighting? A captured emotion?

    What could have been better about it?

    This will help you raise the bar so that your next set of photos will be significantly better.

    Also during this evaluation process look at what you’re taking pictures of? Are all the people your age? Your ethnicity? Are all the landscapes pretty? Pretty isn’t necessarily interesting.

    Hope this helps : )

  4. mister-damus says:


  5. jfjhdfiou7 says:

    Well I live in a small town too and everytime I get to travel outside of the city I always take pictures of anything, whether its a plastic bottle or a beautiful landscape.
    Also you can take pictures of anything in your town, you just have to have imagination 🙂 try to create interesting compositions using different objects and etc 🙂

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