You have all been there, I am sure. You just don’t feel like dragging your camera around, getting it out, being “that person” with your camera always around your neck clicking away at every family function. I get it. I have been there, too! So– how do you go about getting out of that rut? I have 5 tips on getting back into the groove and taking stunning photos.
- Take the pressure off. Pinterest photos are EVERYWHERE are are sometimes my worst enemy. Beautiful inspiration is one thing, but when you are constantly in a competing mindset , it will wear you down. Instead, use the inspiration as a road map, NOT the destination!
- Put the camera down. Now, I know what you are thinking– but hear me out! Maybe a slight break is just what you need! Don’t feel like you have to photograph every tiny detail. Take a day or two off, just LIVE life instead of document it! The break may help you draw some inspiration!
- If you can’t bring yourself to put the camera down, then photograph what you love. Just take photos of things you WANT TO. Need to scout a new location? Your son/daughter has a new, fun outfit? Does your town have a fun downtown area that you want to check out? GO do those things! The possibilities are endless!
- Learn something new. Have you wanted to try out a new lens? New settings? Even new editing techniques? Take some time to do those things! Learning something new may spark some creativity to get you back on track. Here is one technique that I can’t wait to try out– taking silhouette photos!
- Go back through some older photos. It’s fun (and maybe sometimes horrifying) to go through old photos just to see how far you have come. Experience is the best teacher, and going back through photos you have taken in the past is a good way to get your drive back.
Do you find yourself in a rut from time to time? How do you bounce back?
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