Instant Inspiration (19) – Tell your day in two photos

Road to America
Road to America | Portland | 2017

“Instant Inspiration”  is my series for you if you feel you suffer from “Photographer’s Block”  or simply want to shoot something that you have never tried. Or at least not recently. Read the posts, become inspired, take your camera, head out and have fun!

Episode 19 should inspire you to describe your day’s content with just two photos.

The idea to this inspiration came to me while on my “usual” Delta flight from Amsterdam to Portland. “Usual” ? Well,  despite having not travelled to Rose City in the past six weeks, this is already my tenth business trip to the USA this year, and we are not even at the half year mark. And in addition to this trip there will be minimum two more travels to PDX before my summer vacation. And I really like being in the USA. Since my days as an exchange student in Pennsylvania some 33 years ago,  I consider the USA my adopted second home country. I have been here countless times for travel and on business. And I liked each and every trip.

The thing is, this short trip is packed full of “road work”. I have meetings lined up from the moment of arrival until I step back on the plane for the return flight Friday afternoon. No time for photography this time. But thankfully there is the archive (I took the two photos during one of my last trips to Portland).


Road Work
Road Work | Portland | 2017

So how does your day look like? Try to capture it in two photos. Take your camera (or phone) and be creative! I’d love to see your photos – post a link in the comment section.

For all other episodes of my instant inspiration and many more photography tips visit my Learning Center

Have a good week!


Related Posts:

Instant Inspiration (4) – Juxtaposition

Instant Inspiration (I) – Get Down Low

Instant Inspiration (11) – Change of Perspective

Instant Inspiration (12) – Playfulness

11 thoughts on “Instant Inspiration (19) – Tell your day in two photos

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  1. What a great challenge and truly one that pushes the inspirational and creative boundaries. A picture conveys a thousand words, two thousand in this case which should be plenty to describe a day. 😉 I love it and will have to try

  2. I love this. I had no idea you traveled to Portland so much. If you ever want to go shooting – let me know… I have lived in Portland for 35 plus years. I would love to see my town through another’s eyes. I love the Pacific Coast picture. A truck I am very familiar with from my days hanging out down at what we call Produce Row – inner eastside Portland.

    1. Thanks for commenting and getting in touch. That is why I love blogging, to connect with so many amazing people! It would be great to meet and do some shooting in Rose City. I fly out tomorrow, but the next time I spend the weekend I’ll let you know, maybe we can work something out 🙂 Marcus

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