We all get stuck in a creative rut from time to time. And when that happens, there are many different ways to spark our creativity again. Inspiracles presents you a really fun one, and it’s called Photography Inspiration Cards. It’s a set of 56 flashcards that will help you learn photography, be creative, and find lots of shooting inspiration.
Inspiracles Photography Inspiration Cards are colorful card decks full of creative ideas and exercises to help you learn photography. If you’ve each of them contains bite-size and easy-to-understand photo tasks. This deck is something you can always have on hand when you need inspiration, and they will help you learn by doing, which is Inspiracles’ moto.
The point of these cards is to be a rich resource of ideas, but without burdening you with too much theory. So, there are ten cheat sheets with some basic photo techniques to get you started. The makers encourage you to “use what you want and feel free to forget about the rest.”
Even though they look similar to playing cards in photos, Inspiracles cards are actually twice bigger. Each card consists of three sections:
- an inspirational prompt to trigger your imagination
- pro tips for photographic implementation
- examples to use for extra inspiration
Also, there isn’t only one deck of cards, there are three of them. You can choose between the Classic edition, the Landscape edition, and the People edition – and each deck contains 56 cards.
The Classic deck provides you with creative ideas that cover the whole spectrum of photography so you’ll learn to see the world around you in pictures, along with many compositional and conceptual techniques. The Landscape edition, as you can assume, will spark your imagination and give you ideas for taking creative landscape and nature photos. Finally, the People edition will help you take your portrait photography to the next level and make it much more diverse.
Of course, you can use these cards whenever and however you like. As a former teacher, I immediately thought of incorporating them into your photography class. And if you’re just a photographer seeking inspiration and knowledge, Inspiracles give you a few ideas for using these cards:
“For example, imagine you want to capture a few cool shots on the way to work, but you’re lacking in the inspiration department – pull out one of the Inspiracles cards to get the juices flowing! Whether you’re on vacation, hanging out at home, or wanting to inject something new into game night with friends, we’re here to give you that little bit of inspiration you need to access your most creative self.”
If you’ve considered starting a “52 Week Challenge,” Inspiracles cards can be of help here, too. You can use 52 cards and take ideas from them for your project.
It’s worth mentioning that Inspiracles cards have actually been around for a while. In fact, as many as 36,000 card decks have been printed so far, but only in German. Now the makers are aiming to connect with the international photography world, and you can order their cards in English via Kickstarter. You can also connect with the Inspiracles community on Instagram.