Sometimes its not what we include in the photograph, rather what we leave out.
Having a great amount of negative space really brings out the subject of the photograph.
Still life is a genre in photography that extends back to the past masters of painting.
Its a reflection, or a study of an inanimate subject.
In photography, we often take assignments that have us telling a story which is not our own. Our own experiences of the past 7 days, and we can understand what stands out as important to us.
Do this assignment, and see if another photographer can join you.
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This crazy list of photography themes is useful for those who feel like there is nothing to photograph.
One of the more fun resources I’ve found for this is Aperture Foundation’s , which outlines 307 assignments and ideas from photographers around the world. But they all will make you think and look at a subject in a different way.
I understand it is not new, but I often refer back to this book, either when I feel a lack of motivation, or just as a source of inspiration as I begin a new project.