Teach you how to choose the theme of a series of photos

along withMobile photographyWith the popularity of the, almost everyone can shoot whatever they want. However, excessive freedom and endless choices tend to make people have no clear goal and lose the direction of creation.

In order to break the dilemma, choose the same theme or scene and let yourself take the same photos again and again. This can create a series of works and greatly stimulate creativity. This article will introduce 6 ways to shoot a series of works, hoping to provide you with some ideas and help on the way of photography.

Select a topic

When determining the theme of a series, choose some places or things that you can easily re-examine and take pictures of at any time, which can be a building, a person, or anything you like.

Think about it. Are there any unusual places around you that have good natural light or beautiful backgrounds?

Make a plan to go to the same place at different times. You will begin to notice the benefits of shooting in this place and gradually notice the changes in this place.

After all the traditional “good angle” shooting, try to find an angle that you have never shot, high or low, and find a new way to look at the space and the theme. You can even go back to the same place with different people.

Find some similar topics

If you can’t find a unique location, then you can try to find many similar places. By shooting a series of related themes, your works will show the similarities and differences between these places, which will also be an interesting perspective.

This is like finding a theme, on which many changes have been made. The theme may be a series of similar places, or a pile of props with common points.

Almost anything can be a series, so use your eyes to find out what you like to shoot!

Shoot with a clear conceptual theme

If you can’t find a good place, you can let yourself look at familiar topics in a new way and shoot with fresh and simple new concepts.

For example, how to think in a new way when shooting beautiful autumn leaves? How to make a special rule, such as “I only shoot the smallest leaf”.

By setting some restrictions and allowing yourself to observe trees and leaves from a fresh perspective, you can revitalize photography and inject creativity into your works.

Shooting in different backgrounds

If your subject can move, take it to a different place and shoot in a new environment. It looks like eternity, while everything around you is changing.

Maybe your theme is small enough that you can always keep it close to you. When you are in a new place, you can take it out to see if you can find a good position and angle to shoot. In some special places, different backgrounds can bring more changes to your series of photos and stimulate you to explore more unexpected places.

Shooting in different seasons

Another way to create a series of works is to return to this place for shooting many times in different seasons.

The scenery of each season and time is different. Even though your photography theme has never changed, the seasonal changes make the work more interesting. At this time, your theme can be a tree or a place. Just record it in the way and angle you like.

Tell a story in a series

If your shooting theme spans a period of life, you can tell a story through a series of photos.

For example, if the theme is a person, you can think about how many different ways to shoot, or how many different places to shoot the person.

For example, by recording the backs of different places visited during the trip, we can see the stories of life and journey through these photos.


No matter what you choose as the theme of your photo series, setting boundaries for yourself will encourage you to work hard under these limitations and become more creative.

The best series of photos is that you can continue shooting indefinitely, and at the same time, you will be given enough time and opportunity to think about examination and improvement, so as to further improve your mobile photography skills!