One of the questions I get quite often is "Where do I start when taking photos while I'm on vacation?" like, "What's the first thing I look for?" It's sometimes really easy to get lost in a new environment. You see so many different things going on. They're sensory overload. You're treating your SLR like a point-and-click and just holding down the button and hoping that something sticks.
I tend to try and wind back a little bit, so when I travel, I'm now trying to find a theme. So, it could be a color. Today, I'm photographing the color blue; today, I'm looking for a certain shape. One of my absolute go-to themes is reflections. I'm a huge fan of reflections in photography, and that's usually the first place I start. If I can find reflections, I'm generally starting to get the ball rolling, and that's inspiring my next photo and my next photo.
Here we have a photograph of the U.S. Capitol building taken with the reflection just after a slight rain. Got the reflection of the Capitol dome there in their solar paneling, and that was really my theme for the day. It was a very wet day in D.C., so lots of photos I found were able to be captured in reflections in puddles on the road or on the street, or even shimmering of the glass of the building nearby.
So it doesn't need to be a reflection, it can be a color, it can be a shape, it can be anything you want. But find something that ties in your photographs together, and that's going to give you a place to start. It's going to allow it to be a lot more selective in your photos to make sure that every photo you take is worth taking.
- 「開始進行」- Get The Ball Rolling
If I can find reflections, I'm generally starting to get the ball rolling, and that's inspiring my next photo and my next photo.