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14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed

Here are 14 objects you'll probably see on a daily basis that need to be photographed.

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Not matter if you're heading to work or walking to the shop for your morning paper, there are regular journeys that we all make that often follow the same path. While making these journeys there are objects and items that'll we'll pass and not pay much attention to, but if we were to stop for a few minutes and actually look at our surroundings, we'd soon realise there's plenty that can be photographed.

With this in-mind, we've put together a list of 14 objects / items you'll probably see every week that have photographic potential. Feel free to add to our list in the comments or by uploading your examples to our Photo Month forum.

1. Food

Capture some foodie shots that are good enough to eat! This could be your meals at home, exquisite plates of food served in restaurants or food stalls that line city streets.; 


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2.; Shop Windows & Signs; 

This is a subject you can try at various times of the day so it's perfect for weekend trips to town centres or for commuters wanting to grab a photo or two on their way home from work.


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Photo by David Clapp

3. Traffic & Transport; 

Traffic is something that surrounds many of us at some point during our day and it can help add 'buzz' to your city shots or add lines of colour that guide the eye in an evening when combined with longer exposures. Want to focus more on one subject rather than lines of traffic? Well park your own car up and make it your model for the afternoon.


14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed: Station

Photo by; David Clapp

4. Graffiti

It's not something that appeals to everyone but it's a subject that's easy to access and well worth photographing.

14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed: Graffiti

5. Signs

Signs can be interesting and/or funny in their own right and they can give the person who's viewing your work more information about the areas you visited too. Think road signs, pub signs, signs that give information on a building's purpose etc.

14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed: Sign

Photo by; David Clapp

6. Walls For Textures

Close-ups of textures can make interesting images on their own but they are most useful for blending with other images to add interest to plain backgrounds or to give a particular shot a different look / feel. Once you start looking for interesting textures on walls (and other objects) you'll quickly find a variety of textures worth capturing.

14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed: Wall

7. Paths; 

Pavements, roads, paths created by tractors in crop fields and dirt tracks created by many pairs of walking boots can all be used to effectively guide the eye through an image.

14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed: Iceland

Photo by; David Clapp

8. Tunnels & Arches

Arches at the entrance to monuments or the arch of a bridge can be used to guide the eye to one main focus point in the scene that you want highlighting. The same goes for tunnels by canals, or tunnel shapes created by lines of trees in parks.

14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed: Woods

9. Wet Windows, Streets And Pavements

Rain shouldn't stop play instead, you should embrace it. Capture raindrop patterns on windows from the comfort of your home or venture out in your waterproofs to capture shots of puddles, wet streets and more.


14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed: Rain

10. Commuters

Twice a day, Monday to Friday we find ourselves moving along with crowds of people as we make our way to and from work so if it's safe to do so, it's worth picking up your camera and photographing your commute.


14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed: Commuters

11. Bridges

Most of us use bridges every single day and while it is true that some - big and small, old and new - of them aren’t worth photographing, there are a great many that are extremely photogenic.


14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed: Bridge

Photo by Peter Bargh

12. Stairs And Steps

Stairs may sound a little boring but if you start thinking about the materials they're made from and the shapes and styles that exist, you'll soon realise there's plenty of steps to keep you and your camera occupied.


14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed: Steps

Photo by Robin Whalley

13. Building Reflections

Capture architecture with a twist and use the glass and steel structures that surround out city streets as a canvas for capturing reflections in.


14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed: Architecture

Photo by; David Clapp

14. Stations

There are few towns and cities that do not have a station of some sort and they are fantastic places to take pictures.


14 Ordinary Items That Need To Be Photographed: Station


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