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The Topic for Thursday 27 August 2020 is about Inspiration!

Question 1 – Where (A Physical Location, Website, Books, an object) have you found inspiration?
Question 2 – What about the above location, thing, place, inspires you?
Question 3 – Who has given you inspiration?
Question 4 – How are you inspiring others?
Question 5 – Share some photos that you have captured that were inspired or have given inspiration!

Past topics have included: Photographic Regrets, Landscape Photography, Portrait Photography, Photo Projects, Metering, Telephoto Lenses, Strange Photography, Editing Your Work, Film Development, Instant Photography (2020), Composition, Blogging (2020), Collecting, Photography in the Media, Small Photography (2020), Your Kit, Show & Tell (2020) Backups (2020), FP4Party, Daily Carry, Publishing, All About the Love, Gear Aquision, Photography Events, Storytelling, The Winter Blahs, The Five W’s (2020), A Year in Review (2019), Family Time, Show & Tell (2019), The Photographic Community, Your Photography Journey, Social Media, Buying a New Camera, Photography Desires, Photographic Misconceptions, Toy Cameras (2019), Software, Camera Bags, Dealing with Disaster, Photography as a Profession, Photography as a Hobby, Teaching the Craft (2019), Flash (2019), Film Photography (2019) Photographic ‘Zines, Handling Critisim, The Roadtrip, Grab-And-Go, Photographic Anxieties, Culling, Photojournalisim, Classic Lenses, Self-Improvement, Websites, Portfolios, This or That, Work Flow (2019), Film Processing, Processing, Photographic Perceptions, Street Photography (2019), Printing (2019), Brand Loyalities, Couples, Slowing Down, Quick Thinking, Why are you a Photographer (2019), Sensitive Subjects (2019) Bad Weather, Photographic Goals (2019), Year in Review (2018), Getting to Know You (2018), Blogging, Self-Promotion, Gifting (2018), Software, Portrait Photography (2018), Timing it Right, Toxicity in Photography, Photographic Frustrations (2018), Slow Photography, Fast Photography, Film Photography, Random Questions, Wildest Dreams, Famous Photographers, Teaching The Craft (2018), Photography, Photographic Rituals, Toy Cameras (2018), Photography Hacks, Networking, Sharing Your Work (2018), Summer Vacation, Astro Photography, Selling Gear, Buying Gear, Infrared, Getting the Shot (2018), Power of Photography, Photographic Evolution, Photography Projects (2018), Mobile Technologies, Black & White Photography (2018), Colour Photography (2018), Photographic Perks, Buying a New Camera, Optics, Keep it Simple, Accessories, Helping Out, Battle Damage, Ultrawide Angle, All About the Love, Podcasts, What’s in your Bag (2018), Self-Improvement


  1. I often find inspiration in magazine ads. It’s maybe a weird place to look for inspiration right? But as more and more advertising is moving towards story-telling, glossy magazine ads are becoming a great source for photography inspiration. Plus, usually you get to benefit from the brainstorming of a whole creative crew behind every advertising story. Sure, you cannot just recreate the ad, as it would be simply copying, but you can often find a starting point.

  2. My inspiration comes from looking at the work of other photographers. While I enjoy looking at what they did, we don’t what to make copies. Take a picture of the same subject is okay, but it needs to be presented differently if possible. I hope that makes sense!

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