Inspired Photography: 189 Sources of Inspiration for Better Photos

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new media entertainment ltd, 2010 - Photography - 388 pages
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Inspired Photography is packed with creative ideas to enable any photographer - from enthusiast to professional - to push their work in new directions. Divided into actions, city scenes, the great outdoors, inspiring images and photographic subjects, the book describes 189 sources of inspiration that stimulate creativity and help photographers get more from their passion. You'll discover: . New subjects to shoot in the city, the countryside, the center, and the suburbs. . Original ideas to build on and personalize. . Long-term projects that will keep you and your photography inspired for months. . Quick ideas for instant photographic fun. . Concepts, styles, approaches and techniques that you've never considered with suggestions to get started and resources for further research. . And much, much more. Filled with practical suggestions and exciting ideas, Inspired Photography helps to keep your explorations in photography fresh, challenging and always creative."
 

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Contents

Shoot into the Back Light
198
Paint with Light
200
Work Your Way Through Professional Genres
202
Go Lomo
204
How Many Ways Can You Shoot the Sky?
206
Report the News
208
Point and Shoot
210
Pull out Your Color Chart
212

Make Friends in the Photography World
18
Join Photography Organizations
20
Generate Constructive Feedback
22
Compete in Photo Contests
24
Play by the Rules
26
Break the Flow
28
Stroll the Forums
30
Excel in a Photography Class
32
Take Any Class
34
Schedule your Shoots
36
Set Limits
38
Fight the Critics
40
Buy New Equipment
42
Stay Indoors
44
Teach a Class
46
Plan a Trip
48
Give a Camera to a Child
50
See Children Play
52
Create a Blurb Book
54
Contrast Pose with Dress
56
Unleash Your Wild Side with a Nature Show
58
Take in a Dig
60
Take Your Camera for a Bike Ride
62
Take a Photographic Tour
64
Ask for Advice
66
Build a Collection
68
Let the Music Move You
70
Double Your SelfPortraits
72
Use a Dictionary
74
Draw up Your Own Wanted List
76
Hunt Down a Wanted List
78
Volunteer for a Good Cause
80
City Scenes
82
Document Your Town in Images
84
Hit the Streets
86
Demonstrate
88
Shop at the Market
90
Watch a Ball Game
92
Visit the Zoo
94
Shoot Fast at a Race Track
96
Enjoy a Photography Exhibition
98
Browse a Bookstore
100
Step Away from the Magazine Racks
102
Go Floral at the Botanic Gardens
104
Take in a Sculpture Garden
106
Work out at the Gym
108
Take the Subway
110
Try on a Clothes Store
112
Get Theatrical on the Stage
114
Capture the Beat at a Concert
116
Shop in a Museum Store
118
Ride the Bus
120
Take the Train
122
Hang Out at the Mall
124
Stroll the Aisles at the Supermarket
126
Follow the Street Signs
128
Bury Yourself in a Cemetery
130
Search Behind Buildings
132
Push Yourself Out from a Port
134
Shoot up a Gas Station
136
Great Outdoors
138
A Day on the Farm
140
Catch a Rainbow
142
Trap a Ray of Sunshine
144
Capture Lightning
146
Stones and Pebbles Rocks and Beads
148
Sweep up with Leaves
150
Freeze Ice and Snow
152
Trace a Cobweb
154
Shoot the Clouds
156
Dig into Tunnels Caves and Openings
158
Hit the Road
160
Ride Rivers and Walk Beaches
162
Head for the Center
164
Escape to the Periphery
166
Climb Every Hill and Mountain
168
Love a Parade
170
Visit out of Season
172
Styles
174
Report on a Wedding
176
Splash into Water
178
Return to Old Styles
180
Light Up Kirlian Photography
182
Snap with the Paparazzi
184
ReCreate a Crime Scene
186
Trash a Dress
188
Take Your Time with Long Exposure Photography
190
Race into High Speed Photography
192
Draw a Photographic Web Comic
194
Learn from Strobist
196
Ditch the Color
214
Inspiring Images
216
Google Images
218
Follow the Winners
220
Watch a Movie
222
Read a Newspaper
224
Follow the Billboards
226
Design Interiors
228
Check out an Art Fair
230
Pretend Youre a Stock Buyer
232
Buy a Photography Book
234
Sink into a Novel
236
Help Yourself to Creative Commons Images
238
Leave a Camera on a Bench
240
Revisit Your Old Albums
242
Review Your Outtakes
244
Find God
246
Take Off with a Travel Guide
248
Print Your Pictures
250
Photographic Subjects
252
Explore Emotions
254
Man the Machines
256
Train Your Lens on Your Pets
258
Look into in the Eyes
260
Create Beauty from Ugliness
262
Open a Suitcase
264
Empty Your Pockets
266
Turn Out Your Drawers
268
Shoot a Shelf
270
Fill and Empty Bottles and Jars
272
Take Apart a Clock
274
Shoot Yourself
276
Go Where Youve Been Before
278
Ask What If?
280
Feel the Texture
282
Pick a Different Model
284
Trace the Story of an Object
286
Collect Tattoos
288
Supersize Miniatures
290
ReCreate Your Anecdotes
292
ReCreate a Movie Scene
294
Shoot the Impossible
296
Put Architecture in its Place
298
Listen to the Words
300
Follow the Lines
302
Carve Images out of Wood Grain
304
Add Sparkle to Reflective Surfaces
306
Play in the Sand
308
Follow the Contours
310
Walk on the Edge
312
Put the Pieces Together
314
Think in Shapes
316
Go Abstract
318
Force the Perspective
320
Cast a Shadow
322
Illustrate a Poem
324
Climb the Walls
326
Look Through Windows
328
Float with Bubbles
330
Climb into the Attic and Drop Down to the Basement
332
Tell a Lie
334
Construct Great Images with Lego
336
Blow Smoke into Your Lens
338
Defy Gravity
340
Shoot to Type
342
Join the Cause
344
Change Your Specialty
346
Plan a Project
348
Find the Perfect Image
350
Tell a Story
352
Shoot the Kids
354
Plan an Album
356
Raid the Fridge
358
Dismember a Body
360
Let the World Come to You
362
Jump into a Dance Class
364
Take the Fight to a Martial Arts Class
366
Document Your Life
368
Trace Your Family History
370
Create Your Own Magazine Ad
372
Shoot a Still Movie
374
Spot the Video Games
376
Revisit Your Past
378
Receive an Assignment
380
Illustrate Inspiring Quotes
382
Show Your Home
384
Push Beyond Your Limits
386
Enjoy Photography
388
Photo credits
390
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