When I think about it I take part in the Dailyshoot assignments on Google+. On this particular day the assignment was simply “B.” That’s it. Just “B.” Today – 5/22 – the assignment is “R.” I suppose I could post a selfie.
Some kind of daily shoot assignment is a good way to focus on shooting every day. Rather than carrying your camera and taking random shots a simple assignment encourages you to look for something around a particular theme or word. In this case it was the letter “B.” I could have been quite literal and shot the actual letter, but I chose to shoot a bee. I was out walking, camera in hand, and while shoot something else saw this bee on the thistle. Dailyshoot done! Assignment complete!
I look for daily shoot assignments that don’t give a lot of detail. Leave the creativity to me. This was a good one. Had the Memphis Belle been here on the day of the assignment, maybe I would have made an image of a “bomber.” Single words make great assignments. People always come up with interesting photographic interpretations of single words.
So find yourself a daily shoot assignment. If you are on Google+ they have a Dailyshoot community. You don’t have to shoot every assignment and it isn’t a contest. It is just a way to give you an idea of something to look for that day. Yes, that day. There is no requirement to post something you shoot the day of the assignment, but really, anyone can go back in their archives and find a shot. Shoot something new.