Show beauty in the banal 

One way to find beauty in the banal is to look for patterns and symmetry in everyday objects and scenes. For example, the repeating shapes and lines of a row of houses, the curves and lines of a piece of fruit, or the reflections in a puddle of water can all be aesthetically pleasing.

Another way to appreciate the beauty in the banal is to focus on small, often overlooked details. A close-up shot of a leaf, the intricate design of a butterfly’s wings, or the texture of a pebble can all reveal unexpected beauty.

Finally, taking the time to slow down and really observe and appreciate the world around us can help us find beauty in the seemingly mundane. This can involve paying attention to the colors, textures, and shapes of the objects and scenes we encounter, as well as the emotions and memories they evoke. By cultivating this sense of mindfulness and appreciation, we can find beauty in the most unexpected places.

To get started, take a look around your environment and pay attention to the ordinary objects and scenes that you encounter. What catches your eye? What do you find aesthetically pleasing or interesting in some way?

As you search for beauty in the banal, keep the following in mind:

  • Look for patterns and symmetry in the environment, such as the lines of a fence, the shapes of a city skyline, or the reflections in a puddle.
  • Experiment with lighting and angles to highlight the beauty of an ordinary scene or object.
  • Take a close-up shot of a mundane object, such as a pencil or a paperclip, and try to find the beauty in its textures, shapes, and details.
  • Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and challenge yourself to see beauty in unexpected places.

Once you’ve taken some photos, share them with the group and discuss what you found beautiful about your subjects and why. This can help you develop your appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us, even in the most mundane moments.