Everything worth photographing has already been photographed. There’s nothing new under the sun. Been there, shot that. The place has been photographed so many times there are tripod holes at all the good locations.
These are the phrases that we use to help us excuse our unwillingness to get out of bed for the sweet morning light. Or the excuses we need in order to stay home and watch Monday Night Football. As a photographer with nearly 35 years of experience, I know the problem well. But believe it or not, there is always something new to photograph. You just have to be willing and able to see it.
So here is my A to Z list of photographic subjects. It is obviously not all-inclusive, but it should jump-start your creative eye and hopefully help to get you off the couch and into the field. Happy shooting!
A. Abstracts, Animals, Arches, Art, Arrows, Airplanes.
B. Bells, Bridges, Butterflies, Balls, Balloons, Bees, Boats,Bicycles, Blimps, Bones, Bottles.
C. Colors, Cones, Cars, Campsites, Cats, Churches, Circles,Cities, Columns.
D. Dewdrops, Dancers, Demonstrations, Doors, Dishes, Dogs.
E. Environment, Eyes, Eggs.
F. Fences, Farms, Feathers, Flags, Fire, Flowers, Fountains.
G. Gates, Gears, Graffiti, Gardens, Glass.
H. Hands, Handles, Hats, Horses, Halloween, Hallways, Harbors.
I. Indentations, Ice, Insects, Iron.
J. Jewels, Jails, Jets, Joints, Junk.
K. Kids, Knives, Keys, Kites.
L. Leaves, Legs, Letters, Locks.
M. Masks, Machines, Mirrors, Money, Mushrooms.
N. Neon, Nighttime, Noodles.
O. Oranges, Opposites.
P. Pairs, Paper, People, Peppers, Porches.
R. Railroads, Rainbows, Reflections, Rust.
S. Signs, Sand, Sea, Shells, Shadows, Silhouettes, Skulls,Smoke, Stairs, Streams Statues, Swings.
T. Tattoos, Tombstones, Tools, Trees.
U. Umbrellas, Utensils, Uniforms.
V. Vines, Valves, Vases, Vegetables.
W. Waterfalls, Wood, Weightlifters, Windows, Watches, Winter,Wheels.
Y. Yards, Yarn, Yoga, Youth.
Z. Zoos, Zigzags, Zebras.