Can you remember exactly when you took interest in taking photos? You must have felt a prickly sensation on your fingertips as you waited for the opportune time to press the shutter button. Your enthusiasm and motivation seemed to overflow as you let your lens capture the subject that inspired you. Everything around you seemed to urge you to take their photos and let the world see them through your lenses.
But, what will you do when you suddenly run out of inspiration? What will you do when all of a sudden, the magic has disappeared? What happens when you are already stuck in the rut when you have just taken an interest in taking photos, and you were doing great before?
You are not the only one who feels troubled dealing with a lack of inspiration. Even seasoned photographers go through the same dilemma at some point. As a newbie photographer, what can you do to get your inspiration back? Go camping!
There are lots of things that will inspire you in a camping site – beautiful landscapes, wildlife, people, stunning sunset, and undiscovered treasures waiting for you to unmask.
Take Inspiration from Picturesque Landscapes
A rendezvous with nature never fails to spark inspiration for a photographer. Take a walk around the campsite and nearby areas with your camera and inspiration will soon flow. A change of scenery from a bustling city to a quiet rustic setting may just be the thing you need.
Feel your surroundings and breathe in the fresh, clean air while taking a walk along the lush greenery. Take pictures of the trees – big and small. Take pictures of the different leaves in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Capture the exquisiteness of the wild, colorful flowers. Look at the verdant grass and uncover a hidden mystery. Create a story behind each subject as you take the photos and be more inspired.
Walk a little further and you might find a lake or a cliff. Take a photo of the stunning view of the water or the spectacular scenery from the cliff. Try to shoot at various angles and use different lenses. Hone your skills and build your photographer’s instincts.
Camping sites are filled with stunning landscapes. Just don’t forget to press the shutter button of your camera as you marvel at the scenic landscapes right in front of you.
Your rendezvous with nature will allow you to meet astonishing wildlife that you may have never seen before, particularly the different species of birds. You may need to take some time to observe them first before you start taking photos. You need to be careful when taking photos of the birds. It is best to bring along a telephoto lens to capture astounding photos.
For the little critters that you may see crawling on the ground, it may be wise to start taking their photos before they disappear from your sight. The same goes for the other animals that you will see on the ground. Your telephoto zoom lens can be handy when taking photos of animals that are impossible to get close to.
People and their Activities
You will also find other people at the camping site. You can observe them and their activities. You may find something interesting that sparks inspiration to shoot some photos. Some people may go with their families or in groups. It is fascinating to observe people and the expressions they make. Capture every expression of your subject and see if you can do something creative with the photos that can help renew your enthusiasm. Seeing them in action and capturing each movement they make is also interesting and fun.
Although sunset belongs to the landscape category, it deserves to be given special recognition. Sunsets have always been fascinating. You see it each day, but you will never get tired of it because you get to see different sunset scenes – none of them are the same. You may capture a sunset each day, and you will always see something new. You may use different lenses and do some experiments when taking photos.
You may also take advantage of the sunset to shoot some silhouette images on the camping site. You may continue shooting sunsets after your short trip.
Shoot the Stunning Night Sky
Look for an open space without trees obstructing your view and take a photo of a stunning night sky. Move a bit and capture the night sky at another angle with a few branches of trees in the view. Let your imagination run wild as you take photos using different lenses and various angles.
If you lack inspiration and badly need one right now, go to a camping site, and you may find the thing you are looking for.