Ever run out of things to photograph? Today I am giving you 50 Things To Photograph For Beginners! I get it! It’s hard to come up with ideas of what to shoot. I tell my students in The Beginners Photography Essentials Program all of the time that you should have your camera in your hand daily, and if you are doing this…you quickly run out of things. And, if you know me, you know I LOVE a list. That is why I’ve put together my list of 50 Things To Photograph For Beginners. You no longer have to stress because I’ve put it all together for you.
I’ve broken down the list of 50 Things To Photograph For Beginners into my top 5 favorites, plus forty-five more things for you to shoot.
Take your time with these shots. Remember to use the rules of composition and shoot with intention to make sure that you get the best possible shot! Have fun, and don’t forget to share your snaps in the Facebook Group!
50 Things to Photograph For Beginners
Fruit is an easy one as most of us have some lying around. Grab a piece of fruit or a whole basket of fruit and start snapping. Fill the frame with your fruit, or use those lemons to practice the rule of thirds. Remember to shoot with purpose and capture the very best image that you can.
# 2 Books
Most everyone has books lying around, and if you let your creativity flow, you can create some incredible photos with them! Try shooting the spines of the books all lined up on the shelf. Or what about getting a closeup and filling the frame by shooting the words on the page? Do you have books with beautiful covers? Try capturing the covers of some of your beautiful books. The possibilities are endless.
One of my favorite exercises to do when I feel “out of things to photograph” is to push myself by focusing on one thing. Often I will photograph my family member’s eyes. I get as close in as possible and fill the frame with only their eyes. You can focus on only one person, you can have two people lean together and get both sets of eyes, or you can focus on creating a great image of just one eye. Again, think outside of the box and push yourself a bit.
#4 Leading Lines
You have heard me say it. Leading lines are everywhere. Are you feeling a bit bored with your photos? Then grab that camera and search for the leading lines. Search your house, take a walk, look everywhere and begin to see how many lines there are to shoot!
Do you know those beautiful little circles of light in the background of a photograph? That is Bokeh and it’s one of my favorites. Who doesn’t love some beautiful bokeh? Why not work on perfecting capturing the beautiful blur in your photos? Grab a person, or an object, open up that aperture and get to shooting. What’s great about this one is that you can capture bokeh without having a subject.
If my top 5 aren’t enough to keep you busy, check out the rest of my 50 Things To Photograph For Beginners here…
Contents of your refrigerator
Branches or Logs
Lake, River or Pond
Ice Skating Rink
And…if you’re up for a challenge:
I hope this has given you a starting point for those days where you are searching for something to shoot. If you want a weekly challenge, then come Join the Learn Photography with Dena for our Project 52 Challenge, and if you’d like to reach your photography goal even faster, check out the Beginners Photography Essentials Program!