Tired of driving/walking around, searching, and never seem to find a photo you want in a new area? Well go somewhere you know well. Your own backyard. Even if you do not have a backyard, walk around where you live and there is always something new to see and photograph. From up close, and wide angle, interesting subjects await.
Macro! Macro! Macro! My favorite medium to photograph in my backyard. There is always something new throughout each day and season. Show what people normally miss by getting up close. Even if you do not have a macro lens, take out your telephoto, go to it’s minimum focusing distance, and BAM, you have a great shot.
Don’t forget, wide angle. Your backyard has many opportunities to shoot multiple mediums. Street, nature, and in some areas landscape. If you don’t have a backyard, walk around your neighborhood. If makes for great street photography, and in different seasons you can create some fun shots.
Get out there, and photograph places you know, that are one step outside.