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An A-Z List of Photography Subject Ideas

Updated on July 23, 2012

Whether photography is your hobby or your business, there can be times when you find yourself short on ideas of what to photograph. More people than ever have Facebook fan/business/professional pages related to photography, and with so much competition out there from similar pages, it's good to have a variety of new shots to upload every few days to keep your fans interested. So, I've compiled as thorough a list as I can to give you some ideas of what to photograph when you've otherwise run out of inspiration!



A. Apples, Acorns, Ants, Aerobics, Art, Abstract, Architecture, Abandonment, Arches, Animals

B. Balloons, Bowls, Bananas, Berries, Bald heads, Birds, Bricks, Bags, Boxes, Beaches, Bikinis, Books, Boobs (artistic shots, not pornographic!) Bibles, Boudoir, Butterflies, Balls, Baskets, Buildings, Bicycles, Boots, Bells, Bokeh, Bees, Black and White, Bridges, Barns,

C. Cucumbers, Cats, CDs, Cherries, Collages, Cheese, Children (ask permission if they're not yours!), Clouds, Camping, Cars, Constellations, Cityscapes, Churches, Cathedrals, Couples, Candid (catching people unawares), Circles, Candles, Cemeteries, Clocks,

D. Dogs, Diaries, Diamonds, Disks/Discs, Daisies, Doors, Droplets (water, dye, etc) Decorations,

E. Eggs (draw funny faces on them), Earrings, Ears, Eyes,

F. Fingers, Feet, Feathers, Fur, Flipflops, Flowers, Fish, Fans (paper, Chinese ones, etc), Ferns, Food, Farms, Fields, Fire, Fireworks, Fairgrounds, Fences, Fountains, Forests,

G. Goats, Geese, Gemstones, Gloves, Glasses, Gardens, Graffiti, Gravestones,



H. Horses, Hairstyles, Heather, Heart-shaped things, Hats, Houses,

I. Ivy, Irises, Ice-cream, Ice lollies, Ingredients, Icicles, Ice, Insects,

J. Jam, Jello, Jewelry, Junk yards,

K. Kissing, Knitting, Keys, Knives, Kites,

L. Llamas, Love (anything love related - again, not pornographic!) Logs, Leaves, Landscapes, Lightning, Laughter, Light,

M. Maple (leaves, syrup, trees), Marble, Marbles, Mittens, Moths, Models, Men, Muscles (think black and white images of toned muscles, with natural lighting), Mussels, Money, Mangos, Motorcycles, Moon, Machinery, Makeup, Macro, Mountains, Masks,

N. Notes (letters, love letters ect), Nails, Necklaces,



O. Oranges, Ocean, Ornaments,

P. Peaches, Pears, Purses, Paintings, Pens/Pencils, Pearls, Patterns, Pineapples, Pins, Pebbles, Peppers, Peeling paint, Plant pots,

Q. Quills,

R. Radishes, Rainbows, Rain, Religious icons, Rings, Rust, Railways, Roads, Reflections,

S. Stairs, Steps, Seats, Sunsets, Sunrises, Scarves, Streets, Signposts, Sky, Stars, Seascapes, Shoes, Storms, Snow, Sports, Shells, Stones, Self-portrait, Shadows, Silhouettes, Squirrels, Still life, Statues,

T. Tents, Trees, Toothpaste (different colors, oozing out of the tube!) Trains, Tattoos, Toys,

U. Umbrellas, Underwear (keep it tasteful!) Urban decay, Utensils,

V. Violins, Vegetables,

W. Waterfalls, Water (general), Waves, Windows, Wheels, Weddings, Wood, Watches,

X. Xylophones,

Y. Yachts, Yellow

Z. Zebras, Zoos, Zinnias,


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    • BritInTexas profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas

      Thank you, @photostudiosupply!

    • photostudiosupply profile image


      6 years ago from Rochester, New York

      very nice suggestions for photography

    • BritInTexas profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas

      Thank you so much, Rajan! I don't know if there's a proper name for it, but I do know that I suffer from it a lot, and it was while trying to think of subject matters for my photography, that I decided to share my ideas on here! Glad you find it useful! :O)

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      britintexas, interesting collection of ideas. Useful for that time when there is a photographer's block (is there something by this name?).

      Voted up & interesting.


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