Stuck in Rut??
Here’s 10 ways to get out of your photography rut:
10 – Carry Your Camera
Bring a camera with you everywhere you go. Use it to take all those pictures you see but don’t actually take.
9 – Share Your Work
Sharing your work with others makes you embrace your vulnerabilities. You want to share with others who love your work. Also with those who aren’t afraid to give you honest, constructive feedback. Don’t forget the constructive part. Luv It! isn’t really constructive… even if it is reaffirming.
8 – Walk
Take a walk with your camera. Sometimes all you need is to slow down to get out of your rut. Slow deliberate photography can pull you out of that quagmire of a rut.
7 – Listen To Your Favorite Music On Location
Listening to music while you shoot can put you in a more relaxed and open mood. Both of which are likely to bring out the best in your photography.
6 – Different Equipment
Try some different equipment for a new look. Sometimes giving yourself the latitude to “play” will change your outlook.
5 – Steal A Little
Trying to re-create some other piece that you love can get your creative juices flowing. Especially if that work is in a different medium.
4 – Take A Trip
Exposure to a new environment is great for getting your creativity in motion. New locations transcend your rut.
3 – Limit Your Equipment
Choosing a single lens for a series forces you to rethink compositions.
2 – Try A New Technique
A new technique will have you looking at everything through new eyes. It is a rut squasher.
1 – Choose A Theme
A theme will narrow your focus, which helps to open your creativity. When everything is in bounds, it makes decisions so much more difficult.