How to Stay Inspired in Photography

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Photography might bore you down when you come around the same venues and do the same type of shooting every time you pick up the camera. To maintain the effectiveness, one has to stay inspired and stay in line with the latest technology. When you do not have that inspiration, your work will definitely show your disinterest. Today, people who want your service can very well estimate your inspiration towards photography. You must know the tactic of pleasing the clients with your exponential photography skills. You have to prove to them that you offer unique services and excite them with captivating images.

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“click” captured by Eduard Eddy (Click Image to See More From Eduard Eddy)

To stay inspired with photography, here are the few suggested methods that will sculpt you to be a resilient photographer.

View Movies – By watching movies that are skilfully cinematographed you can enhance your technical skills. Here you are observing the movements with your own eyes and the visual interpretations are always well registered in the human minds. You have to look for the lighting and ideas that the cinematographers used to make the movie appreciable.

Visit cities – Visit the nearest cities and capture the monuments, architects, lifestyle and nightlife of people living there.

Visit zoos – Taking pictures in a zoo is not an easy task, as you have to hide all the barricades that obstruct your views. This is the place where you can capture the close movements of animals that are comparatively difficult in an open forest. Try to show that you have shot the animals from a close distance.

Surfing sites – To stay connected with the current market need you have to go through few stock sites that offer competitive images. You can collect some ideas as well as know the commercial needs.

Go to racing sports – This gives you the opportunity of capturing the speed. Capturing images of objects that are in motion requires specific talent. It is highly regarded as a photography skill as you bring out the clarity in motion. Your interest in the sports also brings out your real skill.

Get into the crowd – Clicking images in the crowd is a special talent. This only develops when you start clicking images from your living street and extend further. Street photography offers you many good things to capture and is popular in the photography world.

Time of shooting – Do not always stick to daytime shooting. Show some variations by shooting images somewhere in the dusk or early morning. This will give you enough knowledge about the light variations and the filters that you can conveniently use to capture a good image.

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“Day 49/365 This is what I see nearly every day” captured by Joseph Stevenson (Click Image to See More From Joseph Stevenson)

Go under water – You are getting into a different world. You need not be a diver for this purpose and it is enough that you protect the camera with proper waterproof materials. More captivating images can be got on the surface of the water where you get ample light.

View packaging materials – An example for this is a CD packaging material, which always try to bear an eye catchy image. The photography skill involved in this also highly contributes to the sales volume.

Try with different lenses – Try shooting images with different lenses. The best landscape photographs are derived through using various lenses.

Participate in competitions – It is not enough that you concentrate only on accumulating skills. Your skills have to be examined to stay in the market. The only way to identify where you stand in the photography lies in participating in various photography competitions.

Use different cameras – When you generally work with digital camera try using analogue and vice versa.

Help society – Your photography skill will provide you more solace when you help the society with it. You can teach others or contribute to society by offering free services.

Work with Photoshop – You can give new touches to your images using Photoshop. Photoshop offer wonderful tools that can bring colours in your images. As a photographer, an excellent knowledge in Photoshop is a must and greatly required in profession.

Model Photography – This will give you a special place in the Fashion World. Taking photographs of models requires high skills and is an ever-rewarding job as the fashion is ever changing.

Membership in Photography Organization – Always aspire to become a member in Photography organization and participate in discussions. This will yield you more photography friends and support for your profession.

Blogging – This gives you an opportunity to write your experiences in the field of photography. This might help other struggling photographers to develop their skills and also provide you some fresh inputs.

Read Blogs – Reading blogs created by other photographers will inspire you in many ways. This is where you get new ideas for developing your photography skills in various dimensions. You will also get some tips for selling your work.

Read Books – This is something like a dictionary that you will refer at the time of need. Owning excellent books on photography is also one way of developing your skill. You can come across lots of techniques that great people have adopted.

Buy a new camera or accessories – This is one great way of staying inspired with photography. New equipments will generally carry new features, which everybody like to try. You also tend to get new ideas when you start working with new equipments.

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“Against all the Odds” captured by Ji Yeon So (Click Image to See More From Ji Yeon So)

Generally all images come with a spark of inspiration. Inspiration differs in each photographer. It is often difficult to stay with the same inspiration throughout the career. By adopting the above-suggested tips, a photographer can positively stay inspired throughout his/her career.

About the Author
Rhommel Bernardino is the creator and webmaster of photographyarticles dot net. He is a freelance photographer based in Toronto, Canada and has been shooting weddings, events, portraits, fashion, glamour and nudes for the last 5 years. He is also organizes photographic events like photo shootouts and occasionally hosts photography workshops in and around Toronto.

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3 Comments

  1. Ali says:

    Great ideas..

  2. Tom says:

    I like most of the points here, but I disagree that buying new gear and keeping up with technology is any way to stay inspired. Ultimately, you can play around with new features but a camera is still a camera. I really haven’t found times when a purchase was the key to breaking that.

    I think another great point is that at times, everyone reaches a point where they need to take a break. Don’t be afraid to step away for a few days or weeks, whatever feels right. Recharge yourself by diving into other things or into absolutely nothing.

  3. Jayesh says:

    Loved it…

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