One way to change it up is to photograph yourself -- after all, you are a willing and available subject. I like to experiment during night photography -- when I photograph myself while wielding an LED flashlight and waving it in the direction of the camera, poised on a tripod, with a 20mm lens stopped down at F16 for a 30-second exposure. Try it out: The exercise becomes one in self-portraiture at night and in light painting. Making pictures remains a series of experiments, both analog and digital, day and night.
Battery Park at night self-portraiture photo: (c) 2012 roberta fineberg