One problem so many new photographers have is to find subjects to photograph. Without a budget to travel on most new photographers are stuck staying local. I fell into the trap of looking with longing of pictures other photographers took of exotic locations and thinking I would never be able to capture pictures like theirs since I was stuck in my same boring city. Fortunately, I listened to the smart words of many popular photographers who started out just like I did: Rediscover Your Surroundings. You don’t need to travel to exotic locations to get great photographs people will want to look at. Sure they may not turn out quite like the beaches of Hawaii or the sweeping landscapes of the Grand Canyon but you can still find great picturesque locations not far from your home. The trick is to stop looking at your usual stomping ground as the same boring streets and landscapes you see every day and see the parts you can pick out to make a great photograph. Take a second look at an old, abandoned building or a classic vehicle or piece of machinery that by itself may create an object of interest. Get off the beaten path. Streams, rivers and even open fields can make for incredible works of art but usually you have to get away from the roads and pathways to find the best places to photograph. Typically the best and most memorable pictures are created from the views nobody has seen before. Take time once you embark on your photography journey to rediscover the world closest to you. Not only will you find plenty of great places to photograph but you will also get a chance to practice so that when you are on your vacation you will be ready for that once in a lifetime shot.