where do you find fresh ideas?

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  1. tissa

    tissa TPF Noob!

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    I just got my very first DSLR camera adn I am so eager to shoot, BUT I am out of ideas. I have no idea WHAT TO SHOOT??? The weather has been very bad lately so I do not really want to go outside. What to shoot in my apartment? i really do not know (or do not feel like shooting those objects that i have at home)
    Anyways, when you guys are out of ideas, what do you do to find an inspiration?
     
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    i had exactly the same problem ages ago. i admit if the weather is particularly bad outdoor shooting is not great unless ur gonna camp on the side of a mountain for 3 days and wait for somr dramatic weather.
    i suppose too it depends on what you want to shoot. for example lately for indoors work i have taken some shots of a local band and spoke to a local boxing club and took some shots there.
     
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    I photograph random things at home. Think of it as a way to practice lighting, settings(creative exposure), and processing.

    Grab yourself some backgrounds (white poster boards, black, blue, gray paper). Then grab a clamp light dish and a daylight compact fluroescent spiral bulb.

    Then practice with the lighting and your composure. You can shoot fruit like oranges and apples, stuffed animals, small random objects, etc.

    Then grab reflective material and learn how to use that to bounce your single light to the other side...

    It would be more and learning to create a technically good photo even if your subject is maybe boring.
     
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    2 trashbags, one with 3 holes(for yourself) and one with one hole(tape it around your lens hood :D
     
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    cant really think of many photographic situations improved by rain .!
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    worked for me in the snow
     
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    Keep an eye on the weather. Some of the most dramatic photography I've ever seen was taken during transitions from bad weather to good weather.
     
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    I'm always running short of ideas and I've learned that some of your best ideas for pics can be developed within the confines of your home. My suggestion, go to Flickr and just look around, bookmark some of your favorites, and try to replicate some of the ideas you have seen. Do some research to figure out settings and such. This will help you jump right into learning your camera and getting some great shots in the process.
     
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    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I ve also been having a hard time this winter getting ideas. I search through Flickr and other photo sites and get ideas. I never copy the photos but it sometimes inspires me. The bad weather season is also always good for the water drops, Cds and other shots that everyone tries once. Good luck finding your inspiration!!
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    How about this shot, we were shooting this event all day and it never stopped raining
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