In my years of doing photography, I have had the pleasure of meeting many other professional and amateur shutter bugs and there seems be be a common thread between a large number of them. Not knowing what to shoot.
There have been countless conversations that I am being told that they are bored shooting the same things over and over, and cannot figure out what to shoot. When I hear this I chuckle a little bit everytime, because it is not hard at all!
The best way to get the creative juices flowing is to pick up your camera and pound the pavement! Take a nice walk with zero expectations and just see what you can stubble upon.
The people who follow my blog (thank you!) Know that my photography style is typically long exposures or in dark abandoned places. To take myself out of that comfort zone I just pick an area of my city and wander. Today was one of those days and I decided to walk a trail along the beach of lake Ontario.
After being on the trail for about an hour and zero shots taken, I noticed a monarch butterfly flying around in a field of weeds. But it wasn't just one butterfly it was dozens of them and they were not too bothered by me walking into the area. So I began snapping away and had some decent results. Check them out and let me know what you think.
If you are a photographer and find yourself in that spot of not knowing what to shoot. Take a wander and see what you can find, you might just be surprised!