What to Photograph When There’s "NOTHING to Shoot" (VIDEO)

Sooner or later every photographer hits the doldrums and their creativity temporarily runs dry. The quick video below will give you a heavy dose of inspiration the next time this happens to you.

In this eye-opening episode from The Photographic Eye, you’ll see how to unlock the potential for inspiration within the everyday objects that surround us all. As photographer Alex Kilbee says, “I never would have guessed that one of the best sources for my creativity and inspiration could be sitting right under my nose.”

Kilbee has been a successful pro for over 30 years, and he’s dedicated himself to helping other photographers “speak with their own voice” and make images that stand out from the crowd. In essence, this tutorial is about making truly amazing images by looking at everyday objects in a different way.

As Kilbee explains, there’s a big difference between how “regular people” look at ordinary objects and how accomplished photographers see the same things. In other words, with a slight change in perspective you’ll be able to make compelling images of all sorts of subjects that you’ve ignored for years.

Kilbee’s approach opens up a whole new world of possibilities that can save the day the next time you can’t think of anything interesting to shoot. He also explains how the creative use of light can turn an uninspiring scene into a great shot.

Kilbee illustrates the video with images that prove his point, and you’ll pick up some solid tips on composition and shooting techniques along the way. As you’ll see, it’s possible to make eye-catching images of all sorts of common objects, like chairs, traffic signs, cars, or even pictures on the wall.

So watch the video, grab your gear, head outside and get creative. This is a perfect weekend assignment, and you’ll never look at the world in quite the same way again.

You can find more creative tips and inspiration on Kilbee’s YouTube channel, so be sure and pay a visit. And check out the helpful tutorial we posted from another pro, with five beginner portrait hacks for upping your game.