"Every photographer has some source of inspiration that drives them to take the photos that they do. Your source of inspiration is that thing that tells you what to photograph, how to compose it, what equipment to use, and when to release the shutter. Everybody has different sources, and therefore, everybody has different photos."
It took me several years to find my inspiration through photograhy and I'm sure this will be a continious evolution, however, my current top 3 sources of inspiration in photography are :
People, and my family in particular, are the whole reason I started taking pictures and getting into digital photography. For several years, they were all I would take pictures of. I still take a lot of photos of them, but I’ve expanded into other parts of photography too. A simple picture of people doing their daily things, caught at that second split moment can create a special athmosphere. And can tell so much about those people
Accomplishments of Mankind
I’m always amazed at the things we humans are capable of. Our lives are filled with stuff that was invented and built by other humans. I find this artificial world to be so fascinating, and it inspires me to capture it in my images. The things we know today will disappear and change before the end of tomorrow. I look back at images of our creations from the past, and it helps to give me a better appreciation for what we have today. I hope that some of my images will do the same 50 years from now.
Beauty of Nature (and in particular through the eye of a macro lens)
The accomplishments of man are amazing, but nature’s beauty is unmatched. There’s something so pure and innocent about it. Nobody invented it, thought it up, or built it. It just is, it always has been, and it always will be. I don’t know what it is about pure untouched nature, but it catches our eye. You can’t take nature’s beauty back with you to your home, but a good photograph is a close second.
Check it out, I hope you get inspired.