As photographers, we’ve all been there – or will be there – at some point…feeling uninspired and unmotivated to pick up that camera and photograph, well, anything. I find that often times, this feeling strikes me shortly after busy season comes to an end and the cold, dark winter days set in. Here are some simple tips to help you get through this slump!
You may have a strong urge to leave your camera alone, but trust me, forcing yourself to use it every single day will only help you in the long run for multiple reasons. Number one, it’ll help you become a better technical photographer. Number two, it will eventually spark some creativity. Don’t get so wrapped up in the thought that you have to be creative at all times. Just use your camera daily and the creativity will start to come naturally.
I love chatting about photography, but my husband (who is not a photographer) doesn’t quite “get it”. Search for local photography groups or start your own! I meet regularly with other local photographers and it is amazing how energized and motivated I feel after chatting with them! It’s no secret that when we are passionate about something, it’s fun to chat and share about it with others that feel the same way. Just talking with a friend that understands what you’re feeling can make all the difference and get you back on track.