List of Subjects

Are you stuck in a rut and suffering from 'Photographer's Block'?....Have your creative juices all dried up?....Are you in need of some inspiration on what to photograph?....Or you are planning a photography project and need some ideas of what to shoot? Then have a look through the various lists of subjects and shooting techniques we have compiled. The subjects and techniques have been categorized into specific lists to help simplify your search. With this in mind, some subjects may show up in multiple lists.

Below the subject tags we have listed all the Group Monthly Challenge subjects & themes (in alphabetical order) that we have use since the challenge began, in alphabetical order. This list will be updated monthly.

BASIC ACTIVITIES

Basic everyday activities of people in the street.

Walking

Running

Eating

Drinking

Phoning / Texting

Smoking

Sleeping

Sitting

Lying

Kneeling

Crouching

Jumping

Jogging

Waving

Pushing

Pulling

Pointing

Carrying

Reading

Laughing

Crying

Chatting

Playing

Shopping

Selling

Shouting

Greeting

Begging

PEOPLE - INTERACTION

People interacting with others.

Shaking Hands

Conversation

Kissing

Cuddling

Helping

Dancing

PEOPLE - FEATURES

Various parts & features of people

Hands

Feet

Beard

Moustache

Bald

Tattoos

Piercings

Spectacles

PLACES

Locations and public areas.

Café

Train Station

Taxi Rank

Airport

Bus Stop

Alleyway

Market Place

Shopping Center

Stairway

Escalators

Doorway

Tunnel/Underpass

Underground/Subway

Bridge

Window

Park

Car Park

Cinema

Kiosk

Shelter

Pier

Fairground

OCCUPATIONS

People at work.

Builder

Painter

Cleaner

Street Entertainer

Busker

Police Officer

Traffic Warden

Paramedic

Street Vendor

Driver (Bus, Train, Taxi)

ROMANTIC

Romantic acts & gestures.

Kissing

Cuddling

Holding Hands

Arm in Arm

Sitting on Lap

Blowing a Kiss

Giving Flowers

Flirting / Petting

PEOPLE

People in the street.

Male

Female

Child

Teenager

Young

Old

Big

Small

Tall

Short

Skinny

Eccentric

Glamorous

Homeless

STYLES & TECHNIQUES

Photography styles and techniques.

Low Point of View

Leading Lines

Bird's Eye View

Juxtaposition

Reflections

Minimalist

Silhouette

Framing

Motion Blur (subject sharp)

Motion Blur (subject blurred)

Long Exposure

Negative Space

Night Shoot

Hip Shot

Light & Shadow

TRANSPORTATION

Various modes of transport in and around the streets.

Car

Motorcycle

Moped/Scooter

Bus

Taxi

Train

Tram

Truck

Bicycle

Skateboard

Roller Blades

STREET FURNITURE

Public fittings & fixtures.

Bench

Lamp Post

Litter Bin

Post Box

Vending Machine

Parking Meter

Bus Stop

Road Sign

Drain / Manhole

Statue

Phone Box

Billboard

Water Feature

Fence / Railings

Barrier

Post / Bollard

Fire Hydrant

CLOTHING & Co.

Clothing & Accessories.

Hat

Scarf

Suit

Shirt & Tie

Bow Tie

Shorts

T-Shirt

Sandals

Flip Flops

Boots

Umbrella

Walking Stick

Sunglasses

Spectacles

Mini Skirt

Dress

Bikini

Baseball Cap

MATERIALS & TEXTURES

Materials & Textures.

Stone

Wood

Metal

Glass

Plastic

Rough

Smooth

Shiny

Reflective

Transparent

EVERYDAY OBJECTS

Everyday objects that people may use or have with them in the street.

Umbrella

Walking Stick

Bag

Box

Trolley

Hat

Bottle

Mobile Phone

Laptop

Money

LINES & PATTERNS

Various types of lines, shapes and patterns.

Lines

Straight Lines

Diagonal Lines

Parallel Lines

Vertical Lines

Horizontal Lines

Zig Zag Lines

Curved Lines

Wavy Lines

Dotted Lines

Shapes

Square

Circle / Circular

Triangle / Triangular

Cylindrical

Diamond

Cross

Spiral

Patterns

Repetitive Shapes

Spots

Stripes

Chequered

Abstract

BACKGROUNDS

Various types of background.

Graffiti

Street Art

Brick

Metal

Wooden

Glass

Vegetation

Fence

Billboard

Sky

Water

Concrete

A-Z LIST OF ALL MONTHLY CHALLENGE SUBJECTS AND THEMES (last updated 14th November 2017).

A SHOT IN THE DARK
ARCH
ARROW
BALLOONS
BASKET
BEER
BETWEEN THE LINES
BIG
BIRD'S EYE VIEW
BLOCK
BLUE
BLUE & ORANGE
BODY ART / TATTOOS
BOTTLE
BOX
BROKEN
BRUSH
BUTTON(S)
CAFÈ
CINEMA
CRACKS
CURVE
DANCING
DELIVERING
DIFFERENCES
DIRECTIONS
DOGS & THEIR OWNERS
DOORWAY
EATING
EATING ON THE MOVE
EYE CONTACT (not posed)
FACIAL EXPRESSION
FEMININITY
FENCE/RAILINGS
FITNESS
FLOWERY
FOUR
FROM BEHIND
FULL STRIDE
HANDS IN POCKETS
HATS
HEADPHONES
HIGH HEELS
HUGS / CUDDLES
ICE CREAM
ILLUMINATED SIGN
INTO THE LIGHT
JOY
JUXTAPOSITION
KNEELING
LADDER
LAUGHTER
LEADING LINES
LINK
LITTER BIN
LOOKING UP
LOVE HEARTS
MANNEQUIN
MASCULINITY
MINIMALIST
MOTION BLUR (subject blurred)
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
NEGATIVE SPACE
OBJECT(S) OBSCURING A FACE
ODD ONE OUT
OLD FASHIONED
ON THE EDGE
OPENING
OPPOSITES
PARK
PATTERNS
PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS
PEOPLE AND STREET ART
PICKING
PIGEON
PILLARS
POINT
POST
POSTBOX
POV OVER SOMEONE'S SHOULDER
PUBLIC TRANSPORT
PUSHING
READING BOOKS
RED
REFLECTIONS
RELAXING
SANTA CLAUS
SECURITY
SHADOW(S)
SHELTER
SHOES
SHOOTING A SHOOTER
SHOPPING
SIESTA
SIX
SMOKING
SMOOTH
SPLASH
SPOTS
SQUARE
STAND OUT IN A CROWD
STATUE
STEAM
STREET CORNERS
STROLLING
SUIT
SUNGLASSES
T-SHIRT SLOGANS
TAXI
TEXTURE
THROUGH A WINDOW
TIED/TYING
TILTED
TWO OF A KIND
UNDER
UNDER A TREE
UNIFORM
URBAN DECAY
URBAN FLORA
WALKING STICKS
WAVE
WINTER
Y - SHAPED
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Group Monthly Challenge | Archives.

In addition to the basic subject lists above, you can also view every single theme / subject that we set for our group monthly challenges. From 'Between The lines' to 'Leading Lines' & T-Shirt Slogans to Negative Space, we have a varied selection for you to choose from. You can even view all the images that our members submitted since the challenge started. Just head on over to our 5 FIA Monthly Challenge archives. Take a cup of coffee with you and enjoy browsing through a mixed bag of different styles and techniques that were put into practice by the photographers.

Your Ideas are Welcome

We are always on the look out for more ideas for subjects & themes to add to our lists for use in future challenges and projects. So if you have any that you would like to add to the lists above then please use our 'Suggestion Box'.