With current Covid restrictions limiting much of what we’re able to do, our daily exercise is one slice of normality most of us are holding onto tightly. Getting out for a walk, run or cycle is the highlight of many a day!
At first, many of us discovered local hidden gems minutes from our front doors. The sun was shining; we went out with enthusiasm and excitement.
However, Winter arrived, the rain started pouring and the dark nights arrived. The enthusiasm waned for many of us, and getting out for our daily exercise took a lot of effort.
If you find you’re bored of wandering the same streets over and over, adding a purpose to your daily exercise can provide a much needed motivation boost! Which is why we’ve come up with some daily exercise photo ideas for you to try out on your next run, walk or cycle.
Don’t forget to share and tag us in your daily exercise pictures!
Our first daily exercise photo idea involves colours. This is definitely more of a challenge in the Winter months when the trees are bare and everything looks, well… grey. But if you look hard enough, you will still be able to find every colour of the rainbow. Plus, Spring is on it’s way!
Why not pick one colour for each day, and try to find and photograph 5 things of that colour on your daily walk/run/cycle? Or, you could see how many colours you can incorporate into one image! Sunrise or sunset is a perfect opportunity for this.
Alternatively, for an even bigger challenge (unless you photograph an actual rainbow, which technically wouldn’t be cheating…), try and capture something interesting for all 7 colours of the rainbow in one walk!
Nature provides an abundance of photo opportunities! On your next walk, run or ride, take inspiration from the different areas of nature and you’ll be sure to end up with some beautiful pictures.
Have a play with some of the ideas below or come up with some of your own:
- Different types of leaf
- Different ground types (eg. grass, sand etc.)
- A range of terrain types
- Different types of trees
Another idea is to document the impact that humans have on nature, both positively and negatively. For example, litter (bonus points if you pick it up and dispose of it correctly after photographing!), tarmacked pavements weaving through fields, factories billowing smoke. On the other hand, bird boxes, litter picking groups and recycling are some positive things that can be found locally.
Wildlife can be tricky to photograph but with some patience it can also be super rewarding.
Visit your local pond and take some snaps of the ducks. Look up into the trees and see how many varieties of bird you can photograph. Silently stake out in the hope of spotting the more elusive wildlife such as rats, badgers or hedgehogs. If you live in the countryside or nearby to a farmer’s field, you can get some brilliant pictures of farm animals like cows and sheep.
An idea for a fun ongoing project is to photograph the alphabet! With 26 letters this can be a fun idea to spread out over a month.
You can allocate one letter per day and try to snap 5 things beginning with that letter. Alternatively, you could do a couple of letters each day. If you’re planning a long walk or ride, why not try to photograph the whole alphabet in one go? Now there’s a challenge!
A for apple tree, B for bicycle, C for car…
We’ve created a bingo card with a range of ideas that you can photograph on your daily walk incorporating all of the ideas we’ve discussed above. Cross them off as you complete them and don’t forget to shout “BINGO!” and let us know if you get a full house!
Show us your pictures!