Last month I wrote about getting out of your photography rut in 10 simple steps. I had such a positive feed back about this creativity exercise that I thought I would try and post a monthly exercise for you.
It is completely normal for us all need a little extra boost to enhance our creativity. It is very easy to fall into shooting the same things in the same way. As my sister says – “All my pictures are the same just different outfits.”
Find one object and take different pictures from different vantage points.
You can choose a still life subject or a person. I decided to do this with my daughter, Emma, but she is 2 and refuses to sit still. I decided I would give her an ice cream cone and allow her to get as messy as she wanted. This kept her sitting and super happy while I was able to climb all around taking pictures.
Choose lots of different angles:
- Above your subject
- Below your subject
- To the right
- To the left
- Far away
- Really close up
- Fill the frame with your subject
- Put them in the right or left third of your photo