Photo Walks Improve Your Creativity
A good ol’photo walk is a brilliant way of peacefully and patiently learning about your camera in spontaneous moments. So we decided to try one out and explore the benefits.
Hopefully, we’re going to get inspired by our location and capture some images that are different from normal shots. You can do this one alone or team up with your photography friends and challenge each other to see who comes out best.
Rules for a Photo Walk
We didn’t take a lot of camera equipment – just a simple mirrorless camera and the standard kit lens. No extra lighting, flashes or gadgets. We allowed ourselves to take a little tripod but otherwise any other props we want to use had to be found at our location.
Firstly, where should you go on your photo walk? Well simply get yourself a little map of your local area and choose a random spot to visit to make this game completely unplanned.
OK, is your kit bag ready?
Have you chosen your location?
Got your walking boots on?
Time to get outdoors and start discovering…
What to Look for on Your Walk
Secondly, whilst out on your photo walk there are a number of aspects technically and otherwise that you should look for. This method of thinking will, over time, improve your creative foresight.
Here is a list of our favourites and a visual example of each.
Out of Place Objects
If you’ve been out on any photo walks recently or if you’re planning one then get in touch too. We’d really like to know how it all goes for you. Are you setting yourself any limitations? What are you hoping to achieve out of it too? It’s really good to know if there is anything we’re missing out on so we can always improve our suggestions for you in the future.