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Inspire Me

I’m breaking my first rule and writing about photography not photoshop. I’m hoping though that one helps the other….

Photography as a recreation is great, a chance to express oneself, to create, to produce an image of beauty. That is unless you sit at home, looking out the window saying “but there’s nothing to take pictures of”.

So, here’s a couple of ideas;

1. Geocaching 

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

From geocaching.com


Geocache - A fun way to explore

What’s great about Geocaching is that it often takes you to places you didn’t even know existed. Quite often the cache is hidden somewhere of interest, beauty or historical significance. These are places that just scream to be photographed.

Its a great family activity too, so while you’re shooting the lovely landscape the kids can be busy searching for treasure. 

Many mobile phones have  GPS on them and Geocache offer free software. In my experience, this is often, if not always, better than using a traditional hand-held GPS unit.

Have fun, just don’t disturb the squirrels!

2. Use the tab above to access the Not-So-Glamorous-But-Does-The-Job-Inspire-O-Tron.

I have tinkered with a phrase generator to generate random inspirational words and phrases. So, if you are stuck, have a click and see what interpretation you can put to a simple idea. 

Send me a link if you publish your pictures, I’d love to see what you came up with.


Just Out

Yesterday saw Photoshop Focus Guide in the shops, a bit pricey at £7.99 but it has some really good content. This months issue: Advanced Photo Editing

Favorites of the Day

Web Tutorial : Design a Dark and Misty Mountain with Distant City Scene in Photoshop at PSD Vault

Twitter : @Smashingmag and an awesome blog, I have no idea why I haven’t added the link before!

Thank you To:

John: For pointing out that the word Independent was spelt wrong in the header. Oops

Jock : For advice, help and encouragement with the blog.


That’s Wednesday then children, run off and play.

About Eric Renno (434 Articles)
Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

1 Comment on Inspire Me

  1. Really this article inspired me.Thanks for sharing.

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