I’m in the stage of life where I’ve run out of photo taking opportunities–or so I think. My kids are really no longer “cute,” I have no grandchildren, and I really don’t need any more photos of my dogs. Seriously, 1400 photos of the same adorable canine expression are probably enough! I need help!
Sound familiar? Check out these great helps:
Capture Your 365. Play along with Katrina Kennedy’s daily photo prompts that will get you noticing the world around you. These are typically broad tips to help spark your imagination and creativity while photographing daily life. And the best news is . . . there’s no pressure. Play if you can, pass if you’re pressed for time.
Magazines (paper or online). Scrapbook magazines offer a lovely variety of inspiration–often including daily photo prompts. Creative Keepsakes Magazine published a free 365 Photo Prompt PDF in 2009. Its ideas are timeless and could easily be reused every year. What I like best about this list is that the ideas are very specific, and you could just scratch an idea off the list as you go. Don’t you sometimes welcome things that shout, “No imagination needed!?”
Google Images. Okay, seriously folks. Google Images is a one-stop-shopping mecca for the chronically uninspired. Need inspiration for recording everyday life? Shop no further. Type “Photo-a-Day” into Google Images and prepare to be whisked away to . . . well, somewhere fabulous, I’m sure! You’ll find boatloads of photo prompts from real life bloggers and photo enthusiasts.
QUESTION: What are your go-to inspirational ideas when you need a boost?
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