Right under your nose

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another, and usually more than once – we get into a photographic funk; we’re tired of shooting the same things we’ve shot before, we can’t think of anything new to capture, we bemoan the fact that we don’t live in paradise or some similar image-rich venue, and we can’t whip up the motivation to be creative and find something totally new to shoot.  Oh woe is me!

And yet, (and you know this is true), photo opportunities abound, usually right under our noses.  Here are some examples of the most ordinary items, passed by every day, that are willing subjects if you’ll just see and be creative in your composition and presentation:

Faucet - 70's

Faucet - antique

Faucet in green

These three images were all taken and edited with my iPhone, and despite the limitations of that device and the unworthiness of these humble fixtures, I’ve enjoyed trying to make an interesting image, from the mundane.  I look for an interesting perspective, light, shadows, colors and add something in post if needed, as a way of challenging myself to “see” as well as capture.

(I’m sure a therapist would have something to say about my apparent penchant for this particular subject, but, to paraphrase Sigmund Freud, “Sometimes a faucet is just a faucet”.)

Send us your photos of the everyday items or scenes that you’ve been creative with and we’ll share them with our readers.  Thanks for visiting 2 Guys Photo.                          Posted by Ed

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About Ed Spadoni

www.2GuysPhoto.com "Thoughts and opinions, resources and experiences… for emerging photographers everywhere."
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One Response to Right under your nose

  1. Mark James says:

    This is a tough one. I’ll see if I can come up with something.

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