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Need inspiration? Try to capture the intangible

By May 22, 2018 Photography No Comments

If you’re in need of an idea to spark your inspiration, maybe you need to let go of what’s real, and seek out something less tangible?


Generally, you will go out into the world with the intention of shooting something tangible—a subject that you can see and touch like a person, object, or landscape—but the greater challenge is to go out with the intention of capturing something intangible—an idea, an emotion, a feeling, or a mood—and translating that powerfully though a single image.

This isn’t about literal translations, either (such as a portrait of someone smiling to capture the emotion of ‘happiness’). Be creative and bold and non-literal. Play with light, colours, movement, filters, composition, and other tools and techniques to convey that idea, emotion, or mood in a way that’s totally original, out-of-the-box, and even strange.

Try capturing:

  • Happiness
  • Sadness
  • Love
  • Kindness
  • A secret
  • Discovery
  • Hope
  • Danger
  • Fear
  • A dream
  • A fleeting moment
  • Something that scares you
  • Urgency

If You’re Bored with your Camera read This Book is Demetrius Fordham’s fresh and inspiring take on photography. If you’re in a rut, feeling constrained, or looking for a new approach to taking photos, read this book!

If You’re Bored with your Camera Read this Book, Demetrius FordhamIf You’re Bored With Your Camera Read This Book
Demetrius Fordham

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