Do you find the places in the area to be uninteresting and conclude that they are not really worth your time? This will be helpful in inspiring you and giving your photographs a fresh lease on life.
When I first relocated to the remote southwest of Japan from a location closer to Tokyo over 15 years ago, I was under the impression that I was the luckiest guy alive.
I was moving from a bustling city to a location that was home to mountains, valleys, volcanoes, and waterways of breathtaking beauty. I spent the first few years that I lived here going out to take pictures every time I had. I also spent many lovely hours just wandering about these landscapes, where I found an unlimited assortment of photography chances.
However, once I got married, raised a family, and purchased a home, I started coming up with excuses not to go out with my camera. The time, the weather, and the light were all put to good use, but I’ll admit that I was also guilty of believing that I’d already captured everything that was worth photographing.
That was complete and absolute nonsense, of course, and it also gets us to this wonderful film that was created by Nigel Danson. In it, he takes you on a nice excursion up in the hills and valleys that are located close to Sheffield, England. The purpose of this movie is to demonstrate to you that every setting, irrespective of the type of photography you practice, may provide you with a vast array of intriguing opportunities to produce striking images.
Danson teaches you how to find inspiration in things that you may have written off as being unremarkable in the past; of course, there are some locations that lend themselves to more spectacular photographs because of their natural beauty; however, she also teaches you how to find inspiration in things that you may have written off as being Taking your camera off the tripod and shifting it to the side one step in order to test different compositions is a great illustration.
To say that an area is uninteresting is really simply an excuse, and I am just as guilty of this as anybody else. Please share your ideas with me in the comments section below.