You know what they say…practice makes perfect? My photography tip today is practice, practice, practice. Lately I have not been practicing my photography enough. I am trying to set aside time every week to work on my skills, but lately with all of the changes occurring with the move it has been difficult.
I have decided I am going to change that. I am going to practice more photography. What stands in the way of your practice? For me, it is trying to find subjects to photograph, but I just came across a terrific solutions for the days when you are experiencing creative block.
Last weekend, I woke up early Saturday morning with nothing on my agenda. Alfred was working, our house projects are finished (we are scheduled to close the end of next week…I am keeping my fingers crossed, it closes when scheduled.). As I was scrolling through facebook, trying to decide how to spend my Saturday, I ran across this video…The 60 Minute Challenge to get your Creative Juices Flowing.
As I mentioned last Friday, I have been feeling like I am in a creative rut lately, so I decided to take the challenge.
I packed up my gear and headed downtown. The challenge was to spend 60 minutes photographing things that were either red or round. Here are a few of my photos from the challenge.
I highly recommend taking this challenge. It really made me think outside of the box and helped me get my creative juices flowing again. Once I started the challenge I branched off of just red and round shots, but the challenge got me out there and helped me find photo opportunities that I would have probably passed before.
As I was compiling and editing my photos from the shoot I found a few new themes from the day. The three most dominant themes were Art Deco influences, texture, and industrial elements.
You can change this challenge up in so many ways, but it really does get you out there and practicing your photography skills, which as we all know, is the fastest way to get better.
What are your favorite subjects to shoot?
You can also find me today on Heidi’s blog, Decor & More. Heidi asked me to stop by and participate in her Inspiring Blogger Interview this week. Head on over to say “hi.”