If you don’t know where to start or what to start shooting, here’s my advice – just do it! I know, not super helpful. Once again, practice is key to learning digital photography! This learning photography through photo collecting is a great exercise that can help you get started.
One thing that helps me in this area and has stretched my creativity is to have a photo collection. I love bicycles! When I started photographing them I suddenly saw them everywhere and started adding to my collection. I hardly realized that I was practicing! :) During this time we were fortunate enough to be living in Dublin and were able to easily travel to Paris! I loved walking down the side streets and seeing all of the old bicycles. I am so glad I was learning photography at this time and was able to capture these moments.
I love the old basket hanging off the bike on this particular shot. I can just see aperson going to the market to get a fresh crunchy baguette, some cheese and a bottle of wine and heading down to the river Seine for a little lunch. I know that sounds romantic, but I can dream can’t I?
I’ve seen cool collections of locks, doors, windows, glass, cars, trees…you get the idea!