Sometimes we get into a creative rut that limits us and what we can do. If you’re shooting commercial work all the time, it’s important to keep building personal work to keep your creative edge alive. But if you’re shooting for yourself, then it’s important to just go out there and shoot. And even though it’s a tough task, finding inspiration or vision in nearly anything can also help you to progress creatively.
But for the moment, here are 15 quick tips on how to stay photographically inspired.
Find a Balance Between Taking the Camera With You and Living Life
Shoot Medium Format Instant Film and Learn To Force You to Learn From Your Exposure Mistakes
Look at the World In Terms of a Focal Length and Apply it to Your Normal Vision
Use Bokeh as Nothing Else But a Creative Depth of Field Effect
Be More Discerning When You Take Photos
Shoot JPEG Black and White
Go To Galleries and Look at New Work
Look at the New Work With an Open Mind and No Pretenses
Cull Your Website Portfolio, and Be Brutal On Your Own Work
Work With Limitations
Imagine Your Scene as a Time Lapse
Go for Long Exposures on a Tripod
Use Google Maps to Explore Places, Then Plan a Trip
Wake Up at 3 or 4 in the Morning to Go Get a Shot
Let Your Inner Child Out
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