"Are you looking for different ideas and interesting subjects to revitalise your photography? Are you finding that your inspiration is at a low ebb? Or maybe you don’t feel like venturing too far from home and can’t think of anything to inspire you to take out your camera? Why not find inspiration where you are most familiar and comfortable – around your own home!"
Roby Lazar has a host of suggestions to make. "Think beyond the conventional and look at each area of your home environment for some simple yet inspiring subjects to photograph. Look closely in each room and you will discover a multitude of everyday, unassuming objects that will provide you with interesting shapes, colours and textures that could be shot and then post-processed into imaginative compositions.
"With a few basic shapes and some vibrant colours, try overlapping two or three objects and even using whatever filters you can access. You might be surprised at what your final composition will be transformed into. To find some of these everyday things and to make them come alive, revisit the tools in the garage, for example, looking for textures or perhaps a gritty character if they are old and well used. Or look in the garden to discover not only a colourful selection of plants, but numerous well used gardening implements and then photograph them with the changing light of the sun at different times of the day. And when you’re inside, don’t confine yourself to one room – you have the whole house or apartment to deconstruct in your quest for objects to photograph."
To see more of Roby's examples and ideas, grab a copy of the current issue of Better Photography magazine with a subscription at www.betterphotographyeducation.com.