• Monday , 1 June 2020

Photography Tips: How to find photos when the location’s ‘boring’.

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When us photographers can’t find something interesting to photograph it’s not the location that’s boring – it’s our imagination letting us down. I find it hard to get excited about where I live because I’ve seen it all thousands of times before. But in truth it’s a beautiful place and I’m lucky to live here. So I forced myself to go out shooting and film it so you can see how I got on.

The trick is to get out there and start taking photos instead of complaining how dull the place is. Really look around you, look at the light and imagine what someone else would think of the place. As you begin shooting you’ll start to see more images and the whole creative process snowballs.

Just because somewhere is ‘boring’ to us, doesn’t mean it’s a boring place to photograph.

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  1. Dorel Oloier
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42


  2. Reyes Fargas
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Your awesome I live in a forest its hard to get inspired. But you sir have inspired me. Thank YOU

  3. Twiglet 78
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Hi thanks for this video, I enjoyed it a lot. I have a strange question, but I am wondering if it is just me or if others experience it too. When you close one eye when looking in the view finder, does your other eye feel heavy and strained after spending a while taking photos? I have had to stop closing one eye because I think it might damage my sight in the long term. It feels like one eye has had a work out and the other hasn't. Do you find this or am I just weird?

  4. Violeta Contreras
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Awesome video! I recently took some photos of identical looking berries too!

  5. Scott CJ McKelvie
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Very interesting video and inspirational, very helpful as much of that I often overlook, will need to try scouting around the small things myself at some point, great video and love the overhead view of the mushroom, so effective and reminds me of good stock images.

  6. Shaun Stricklin
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    I'm really liking your vids and the way you teach is wonderful, really grabs my attention.

  7. Thomas Meurot
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    really helpful and inspiring videos you do, thanks mate!! One of the best channel I found to teach me as a newcomer into the world of photos

  8. Ashley Stubbings
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    I live almost in the dead centre of Sherwood Forest, so i know what you mean!

  9. Iain Geoghan
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    I have found it the best feeling in the world when you nail a great shot in these places that bore you to death!

  10. Колдовской Заяц
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Fantastic place!

  11. Tyler Winchester
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    I would love to have you as my teacher 👨‍🏫

  12. Daniel Medley
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    You are amazing.

  13. Simon M
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Colours opposite each other on a spectrum circle always good together.

  14. monstersince
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    we search the exif tags for a photos location on the google search map

  15. EaqIe
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Mike the bushman who lived in the forest for many many years.
    Good video.

  16. Bojan Bojovic
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Thanks for this brilliant video. The problem is when someone who is not talented do the same things and still get shitty results. 🤪

  17. mykel8
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    This is such a helpful video, thank you. I find when I'm lacking creativity, I try to fill up my viewfinder with the subject, tends to help =)

  18. Jorge Marcelino
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Í 'll try this weekend . Thanks for the tip

  19. Sherri Oster
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Thank you for the video! I was inspired to visit my local park with a new perspective – and took only my macro lens. I saw it in new ways, and have a few wonderful images to show for it!

  20. Michael Angelo H.
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    You know what's the worst?… Having bad light. And by bad light I mean very flat light. – I live in The Netherlands and this winter we basically have English weather, just thick overcast and dull and even light, making for low contrast and making everything look boring as well. – That's especially apparent when you're a photographer. – I have no problem being creative and to improvise, but when the lighting is just so dull, I'm so uninspired and unstimulated visually.

  21. Silent Cougar
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Hey Mike, popped by for some inspiration and ideas (again), and notice some of your vids, this one especially, has subtitles added. Now not being pernickety, but I haven't laughed so much at some of the translations, absolute classics… 🙂

  22. Jordan Hauser Digital
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Great channel! You're really creative!

  23. Labis Papaioannou
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Thanks alot Mike! I learned so much stuff from you especialy the part with the lighting of the berries was so cool.

  24. Erik Thureson
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Well done!

  25. Maggie Sketcher
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    if u think that forest is underwhelming, how am i supposed to take photos in the boring surroundings of the playground at the end of my street???!

    i dont, meen to be rude tho, ur so talejted Mike!mkeep it up!

  26. Mahesh Mehta
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Another good video Mr Mike🌹👍🤓

  27. MikeHermesPhotography
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Nice one !

  28. Exploring Tampa
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Alright, I know you've been to the U.S. How hard is it to adjust to driving on the other side of the road and on the other side of the car?

  29. Mike Ray
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    I love all your videos. You have really helped my photography. I have noticed that you have been using a mirrorless camera. Do you think they are the future of photography? I recently purchased one and am loving it. But there are times I still like using my full sized DSLR.

  30. Debra Marvin
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    thanks this was really helpful, i get into shooting slumps all the time.

  31. Mike Paterson
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    "Exciting" scenes seldom excite depth… less immediately striking scenes get you looking.

  32. Ian Cassanova
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    inspirational as usual mike 🙂 many thanks

  33. Jørgen Fallet Mosand
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    ur cute 🙂

  34. Bill Britt
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Thanks Mike, I'm handicapped with arthritis and use a walker therefore find it difficult to move about yet you showed that you don't need to travel about to get great shots. I truly take your lessons to heart.

  35. Todd Hudson
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Another awesome video from one of youtube's greatest stars. Thanks, Mike.

  36. Randal Altemus
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    I love your videos. So practical and easy to understand!

    I also appreciate your not trying to sell a product. However, I have noticed that you have been using mirrorless cameras. Are you just experimenting, made the switch for practical reasons, or resigned to the direction the manufacturers are moving us?

  37. Spyros Theodoratos
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    I am 41 yo and i still cant understand the right seat car driving… Instead i can perfectlly understand and enjoy your lessons. Thank you so much…

  38. Mark Mapa
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    That was an great video! Please do more of you just walking around and taking pictures! I loved it, reminded me of a photo trip without leaving my house! haha.

  39. Noorhaswan Noorazman
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    i like it 🙂 good job 🙂 —from malaysia 🙂

  40. Lau Bjerno
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    About the mushroom pics. Picking and eating mushrooms happens to be a hobby of mine (since 1975), and I really miss a shot where we can clearly see the gills. Based on your pictures I'm not even sure what species it is, but the main thing from an artistic point of view is that the gills just make a mushroom picture much more fascinating. In my opinion.

  41. StratXIII
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    Hi Mike, after years of using mobile phones for pictures (my current mobile is an LG G3 and features a great cam), I'm finally moving up to a real camera to enhance my hobby a bit more. For my budget, all I could afford was 150$ towards a real camera, and found a barely-used Canon SX40 HS, complete with charger, external flash, one new battery, and carrying case for 140$.  My question is, is it a decent starter cam for a beginner photo enthusiast?  And did I over pay for this camera being that it's apparently a few years old already?  Thanks, and I'm a new subscriber by the way, I look forward to using your videos as teaching guides and learning tools   =-)I've been told I take beautiful pictures, but I feel like cameras won't be so forgiving, nor as easy to interpret what I'm trying to re-imagine.

  42. Mike Blunt Blunt
    December 7, 2018 at 07:42

    The most important thing I took away from this video is going out by yourself even though I enjoy going with others I find I don't feel comfortable taking the time I want to with someone else with me. Thanks again Mike for the tips!

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