A common complaint made by people who take up photography as a way to decorate their homes or offices by making an awesome canvas print from their photos is a lack of subject matter. Many people, when asked to come up with an idea for a great photo to put up on their walls draw a blank.
This tends to be due to a misconception that photography subjects have to be very unusual and exotic, that you can’t find wall-suitable images all around you, every day. This is completely untrue – in fact, your home right now contains plenty of possible subjects for really amazing photography. All that’s required to unlock this potential is a keen eye, some imagination – and a willingness to get close. Here are some really amazing ideas that can generate stunning photos for your walls, your desktop, or anywhere else, and you don’t even need to leave the house.
Best Source for Canvas Print Images: The Kitchen
Let’s see – where in the house do you have things with a lot of different textures, in all kinds of colours, just sitting around ready to be made into art? That’s right: your kitchen. Kitchens are almost ready-made for photography, because they already mix textures and colours. Add in the food sitting in your pantry and freezer and you’ve got almost endless possibilities.
This may seem like a strange example but, biscuits (yes, biscuits) make for amazing photos. The rough texture, bright colours, and geometric shapes mean they might as well have been baked just to be arranged in interesting patterns and photographed. Nice bright biscuits – like macaroons or Anzac biscuits – can be shot very up close in almost a macro technique, making the biscuits become more and more abstract, becoming just colour and texture. But just about anything in the kitchen can be made into an amazing photo, ideal for the canvas print treatment.
The Art Potential of Bookshelves
Are you a book lover? Your bookshelves, even in this digital age, can be an incredible subject for wall art. Consider the first photo in this design retrospective. Notice how the bookshelf is simple but powerful – the books and magazines arranged by colour, but it feels very natural, not posed. Books offer a wide variety of colours, but the thinness of spines means they can act almost like pixels, allowing you to create interesting patterns and even subtle shapes just by arranging the titles on a shelf.
Art is everywhere, and that’s never truer than in your own home. If you’re struggling to come up with interesting, arresting subjects for your wall art, just take a tour of the house: the food in the kitchen, the junk in your garage, and the old mementos from past trips – all of it is great fodder for photography.
When you’ve created something you want to share with your guests and other visitors, click here and we’ll be happy to transform it into a fantastic canvas print.