Camera (digital or analog, cell phone, whatever), computer, phone or other means of showing your pictures to others (e.g. website or photo prints)
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When I’m out photographing, I feel like a hunter. I’m attentive to the environment around me with a focus that I rarely have in everyday life. But this focus is dependent on my subject. Just as a hunter needs to know if she’s looking for a specific type of prey, I like to look for a specific subject to photograph. My senses are overwhelmed if I’m shooting at anything and everything. But to make the process more challenging, I like to make a list of things to find. Even if I don’t find exactly what I’m looking for, it gets me out the door and moving around the world. The process is like a treasure hunt.
Here’s a list of ten things to look for (you can change the list if there are other things you’d rather look for).
See how many items on your list you can photograph on a single outing. Extra points for combining subjects in one picture — I’d love to see a supermarket cashier in a yellow uniform selling milk!