One of the things I struggle with as a photographer is figuring out what to photograph. Then taking that thing and finding a fresh angle to reveal how beautiful and interesting it is. I’ve started to challenge myself to photograph each day and push myself creatively to find the beauty in every day things. It’s more difficult than I expected.
I find I automatically go to take certain shots when I know they won’t be interesting. Sometimes I don’t even look in the viewfinder. I just snap a photo. It’s like I have to get the bad shots out of my system before I start to experiment and take the photos I really want to take. It helps sometimes to see that bad photo then make adjustments from there. Maybe it’s habit, I’m not sure. My goal though is to move away from that and start going for the good shots first and training my eye to know what those will be.
I took over 100 photos for this shoot and cut it down to the 5 here in this post. I’m still in that habit of taking photos I know won’t work, but I think it helped push my creativity further.