View Full Version : what to shoot? am a bit burned out
18th of October 2008 (Sat), 06:21
what to shoot, i mostly am limited to do things at home at night, so table top stuff or so would be best.
I think tonight I am going to shoot colored pushpins stuck on a black (and later on a white) board
but would like to get some more ideas of whats fun to shoot when you stuck home at night.
dont really always have time to do things like i did last with the chilis etc.
18th of October 2008 (Sat), 08:47
Sweets ?,half eaten biscuits?, cutlery? wine bottles ( empty)
18th of October 2008 (Sat), 09:01
IMO, i say take a lil break. Put down the camera, enjoy the splendors of life without having to worry about photographing them.
I haven shot anything artistically in over 3 months. Sure I have my reasons, school schedule doesnt permit much social life or time. My thoughts are usually focused on the next assignment etc etc.
But even then, Im starting to get the urge to shoot again, and have since booked a few shoots.
Now if its just a simple fact of you being stuck inside due to weather or other priorities you can try what I did in a similar situation.
Make a scene outta gummy bears..lol. Mine happened to be a 300 style gummie bear fight.:p
18th of October 2008 (Sat), 09:09
I would look around your home and find anything that looks pretty, unique and unusual, or just plain interesting to you and then try to capture that and emphsize what it is that captured your attention.
Someone told me that a photographer should be able to walk within thirty feet and always find something of interest. I've tried it and it doesn't work quite that well for me, but unless you live in a cave, there should always be something interesting around you.
18th of October 2008 (Sat), 09:52
yeah well.....its my only hobby and with my job's work hours dont get many friends left, so its my only thing to do (after off course the wife and the kiddos, but they are on bed almost when i get home....so)
so heres what i shot tonight:
and heres what i shot few days ago:
and heres lunch from few days ago:
just to give you an idea of what i been bussy with.
anyway gummy bears, cutlery and wine bottles that should be something quite nice yes, pls keep ideas coming im just a bit out of simple ideas that are easy to do timewise
27th of October 2008 (Mon), 01:42
I really like your two culinary shots!
Ideas around the house? How about book (or stick) matches; candles; lamps; antiques; furniture; old souvenirs; shoes and other clothing; children; pets; insects; hobby pieces; jigsaw puzzles; glassware and silverware; books; magazines. You name it. :)
BTW, how did you make those nice frames? Can I make them in PS Elements, or do I need a more expensive version?
27th of October 2008 (Mon), 02:51
hi N/a i use aperture on my mac and have a free plugin called borderfx which does my frames for me.
27th of October 2008 (Mon), 03:14
Ah, OK macobee. I use a PC.
Thanks. Nice frames!
5th of November 2008 (Wed), 23:10
If you are lucky enough to be 'between jobs', it is amazing what that idle time can do for your photography.
7th of November 2008 (Fri), 07:32
Hey Mac,some great work on your site. Why not when leaving the restaurant at night unpack your camera and show us a bit of Hong Kong after dark. Don't even go out of your way,just something convenient but a little interesting for you to shoot,you know to most of us Hong Kong is a place exotic and largely unknown. I 'd love to see some of your night time Hong Kong stuff. Best of luck and I'm a ripe amateur cook(65 yrs. old) but love food. Take care Steve B.
7th of November 2008 (Fri), 08:22
Thanks Conbu, ill work on the night time shots! thanks for your comments.
7th of November 2008 (Fri), 08:25
I liked the PIN photo...would have liked to see it a bit larger though. But from what I did see, it is very crisp, clear and simple. Exposure looks perfect and the slight reflections on the white board really hit the spot. Keep going my friend!
8th of November 2008 (Sat), 08:56
Conbu i didnt get a chance at last to shoot tonight but i was up very early and have a few shots from this morning:
Hong Kong South side, the nice side that is:
theres some nice comments with this one so check my flickr if you want the comments!
17th of November 2008 (Mon), 11:50
you can always shoot small household items and submit them to micro stock agencies?
2nd of December 2008 (Tue), 23:04
Love those shots of Hong Kong. And wow, is that a playground? It is so beautiful, compared to the ones we have here in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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