What makes a good target for remote viewing?
A great deal of info on this is in McMoneagle's Remote Viewing Secrets: A Handbook. In summary, the target should be something that allows you to learn something about how your mind processes data. Depending on your level of development, what this is will vary. For advanced viewers, ‘experience’ is sometimes the primary element.
For beginners the target should be set-apart from other things and reasonably distinct. For example while an overview of a city might be a good ‘gestalt’ (one primary concept), it contains so much info that anything you said in session would have to be correct. While a photo of a field of corn might be a good ‘growth/foliage’ kind of gestalt, it contains so little info that you might spend half the session wondering why there isn’t more info and maybe you’re just a psychic brick. Find targets in the middle of this in terms of available data. Buildings, bridges, coast and shorelines, cities and towns (a focus inside them), islands, cliffs and bluffs, ancient ruins, rivers and lakes and waterfalls, these sorts of things are good targets. Things with ‘repeating’ elements or shapes (arches, smokestacks, etc.) are good targets.
I recommend beginners not use targets that are scary or violent and that you not view targets from taskers unless you know them and know their integrity and knowledge will arrange a good target and specific feedback for you. Remember that the whole point of spending your time on this is to learn something about how your mind works, and in the process, gradually change your deep-rooted belief systems and psychology in regards to this subject. If you don’t have feedback or you have other psychological issues interfering with your viewing, you may be doing more harm than help to yourself.
Be sure if you are making your own target pool you have at least a couple hundred targets, all in identical wrapping/envelopes. Using your own target pool can create a lot of analytical overlay and bleed-through, but if you make it large, and focus very intently on the target you are working on, you can deal with this.
Note: a lot of people think "missing children" are remote viewing targets. Location work is dowsing. Remote Viewing just describes.
Remember you can target anything in the world. Photographs are just great feedback. You can have a friend learn something about what makes a good target, then get you some from around your city. Be sure if you do that, you get the feedback as an address and GO there. Do not use as feedback a written explanation of what the target is, so that you "get to think about it for awhile" before seeing the ‘real’ feedback. Do not talk to your friend about the session’s accuracy before getting your feedback. In the latter two cases, your primary feedback would be your own thoughts or your friends’ opinion -- not the actual target. Never allow a tasker to say "Oh, something next to it, this is what you described--" as changing the feedback retroactively changes the target, and the whole value of the session as a learning experience is lost.
Once you have gotten familiar with viewing targets such as the above, and you begin feeling you are nearing an intermediate level (if you’re working in protocol, do several hundred of the first type), keep some of the typical targets but start mixing in targets such as animals, people, historical events, and so on for variety. In particular add targets heavy on ‘concept’ (festivals, war, spirituality, funerals, sports and so on).
At that point, add a little bit more ‘altered state’ to your sessions if you can, and if possible find a buddy who will work as an interviewer to quietly ask questions and keep you from sleeping through your session. Some people call this role a ‘monitor’ and you should be as careful in choosing who you work with in this area as in choosing your tasker (mentioned above).
Also, start writing out some targets that are future-based. And on occasion, start doing your session before you choose the target. This is really not an issue -- time is not an issue -- but your belief system will likely make it so initially. (How will you know what you’re supposed to view? Well -- you’re psychic!)
More advanced viewers should also include in their pool (in addition to all the foregoing) targets from the past and future, events and life forms, sizes which range from microscopic to galaxial, which cover all concepts including things which might be disturbing, documents, abstracts and symbolic things, and anomalies if you wish (things either with no-feedback, or with no feedback on origin).
Once a viewer is operating at a fairly high level, practice on a variety of targets -- some mundane -- should continue despite operational work, as it is really the only clear way to ‘calibrate’ oneself clearly and regularly. By that time one ought to have a handle on doing it, and should learn from every session.