Seeing Something in an Ordinary Spot
These are some examples of ordinary spot photography. We see my apartment building, a road in the middle of nowhere, and a weed patch. The main thing I’m noticing about each of these pictures is that they have some super bright sunlight, but other than that, the main thing they have in common is that they are really quite ordinary.
But I’m a photographer, which means there’s really no such thing as an ordinary spot.
Extraordinary Shot, Ordinary Spot Photography
Lizzy Johnson wrote a blog article about the concept of an Ordinary Spot, Extraordinary Shot. It’s all about taking super cool pictures basically in your backyard. The photos I’m about to show use the same principle.
The last picture is from the photo shoot I did for the movie poster I created, and I was thrilled to find that the weed patch made such a great example of ordinary spot photography!
Seeing the Little Picture
For me, it’s all about seeing beyond the big picture, and seeing the little picture. I know that sounds backwards, but it’s so true! Details are something that I try to pay attention to. When I saw the sun shining on my apartment, my eye was drawn to how it made the fibers on the cactus light up, so I took a picture. When I saw the weed patch, I noticed that the sun would come behind the weeds just enough for them to filter out the harsh light. When I was driving in the middle of nowhere, I noticed the wheat grasses on the side of the road. It’s all about seeing the little things in the big picture!