Eventually your “normal” walk becomes a bit boring. I have several routes that I usually take when Camera Walking, and occasionally I find myself feeling uninspired. That is when I try to mix it up a bit. I have focused on the wider, landscape view, or have looked for the unusual as a way to inspire my walk. I usually walk with my Canon 60D using my 24-105 mm lens. That lens works great for most of the things I like to photograph… such as this landscape.
The other day, when I was feeling a bit uninspired, I decided to walk with my 70-200mm telephoto lens. It forced to look for the details… such as the details of a leaf.
It also made me see things that I wasn’t focused on before. There is a sculpture in front of one the homes along my walk that I have photographed before. Since I was focusing on details, I saw something completely different – the tree through the sculpture’s opening. The telephoto lens forced me to zoom in.
I found myself walking longer than I planned because I was curious to see what I could capture. A leaf on a top of a car becomes a fun photograph. So simple, yet lovely.
The friendly dog in the neighborhood was ready to pose for me from a distance. What a face!
And finally, a close up of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle.
So join me in mixing up your walk by taking equipment with you. Try your smartphone, a point and shoot or change-up the walk with a different lens on your DSLR. It will help you see the world differently and it will help you get inspired to head out the door, walking to achieve greater health, fitness and creativity.