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The ‘Boring' Hometown Photography Challenge

Posted On: May 24, 2019   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

If you feel like the place you live is boring and lacking in good photo spots, try doing a “Boring Hometown Photography Challenge.” That's what photographer Wahid Fayumzadah discusses in this 11-minute video.
“Like many other photographers and maybe people in general, you might consider your own hometown to be a little bit boring,” Fayumzadah says. “Well, so do I. I always feel like, ‘Oh, I need to go to a big city, with big buildings and a busy nightlife, to take cool cityscape pictures.'”
Fayumzadah lives in the town of Westervoort in The Netherlands, a place with a population of around 15,000.
“I'm challenging myself to do the ‘boring hometown photography challenge',” Fayumzadah says. “I want to find out if I really need to go to faraway places to take nice, cool, good-looking images, or is my hometown maybe pretty enough and good enough for photography.”
The photographer took his Nikon D750 and Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2 out in Westervoort to stretch his comfort zone and exercise his creativity. His goal...

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