Where do you draw your inspiration from?

7 months 1 week ago #715251 by TGonzo
Morning everyone.  I've been feeling kind of in a rut with my photography.  May I ask where you find your inspiration from?  I always take my camera with me, and just not 'seeing' things to photograph.  

Kind of could use some help.  Thank you in advance.  


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7 months 1 week ago - 7 months 1 week ago #715274 by Nikon Shooter
My endless curiosity and fascination for our world is, some days,
not enough — let's forget about the assignments to consider free
shootings only.

Some seasons offer very little weather wise, seasonal changes are
not always for the best and just those two are not cheering anyone
up to go out with the camera. Many of my students come up with
that kind of excuses and… there was a time I could understand it
but not anymore.

When there are very few subjects to discover, this is your chance to
discover yourself. See how twisted your vision may be, how tricky
your mind may work through special explorations. For example, I
took my classes to cemeteries, scrapyards and what not to explore
what makes no sense — like death - and capture story telling shots.

Have a good time!

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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7 months 1 week ago #715336 by Nikon Shooter


… if outside won't work, try inside!  Studio shot 

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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7 months 6 days ago #715412 by Nefarious
I'll look at others work, 500px, PT gallery and flickr.


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7 months 5 days ago #715468 by db3348
More so in my earlier days in photography than  now,  but I often read books and magazines on other photographers' work ,  and  visited some exhibitions of other photographers' works .

These days ,  I  just look at some of my own past photos  and think how  I  might improve on them ,  either a re-shoot,  or re-edit .


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7 months 5 days ago #715527 by Zach Mosher
Movies and other photography galleries online


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7 months 5 days ago - 7 months 5 days ago #715528 by peterock33
Many years ago, back in the late 70s, I belonged to one of the local camera clubs. One of the meetings was dedicated to getting inspired.  The speaker suggested we take our camera and one lens and one roll of film.  Then we were to just go for a walk anywhere, even just in your own back yard.  We were then asked to bring the results to the next meeting. 

It was very interesting indeed and we were all surprised at how different everyone's results were. Seeing other's photos also resulted in giving us new inspirational ideas to try out.  It turned out to be a great lesson in composition, which is always such an important factor in every shot.  Also it is much easier today, because not only do you not have to spend anything on processing (which made you extra conscious about each exposure you made), you can also see your results immediately.

If you give that a try, I am sure something will pop up to stir up some of that inspiration.


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6 months 3 weeks ago #716185 by Randall McNabb
Picture books, movies and online galleries 


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6 months 2 days ago #718128 by TGonzo
A few of you mentioned movies.  How does movies being video translate to stills?


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5 months 3 weeks ago #718644 by Carter Gledhill
Online galleries 


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5 months 6 days ago #719805 by Frost Photography
Museums 

"The quickest way to make money at photography is to sell your camera."
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5 months 16 hours ago #720104 by TGonzo
Ahhhh, how many of you are getting out daily with your cameras?


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4 months 3 weeks ago #720461 by Fitch
Everywhere - magazines, books, tv, online, walks, movies, you name it! 


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4 months 2 weeks ago #720927 by Eli Clark
Photos and books, but mainly photos from various online sites.  


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4 months 1 week ago #721325 by Nefarious
Which books you speaking about Eli?  


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