Handling Creative Block as a Photographer

Creative block is something that almost everyone in the field of arts comes across. As a photographer, if you’re not able to overcome this block, it can have a severe impact in your career. However, overcoming such block is easier said than done. After all, it’s not an easy task to remain creative and inspired all the time. Photographer Brandon Woelfel shares some ways you can deal with such situations:

If you’re simply not feeling the creative juices flowing in you, start by determining the cause. Is it because you’ve been burdening yourself with too much stuff to do? If so, it’s a good idea to take a break. A well rested mind and body will restore your creative thinking process. If that’s not the case, and if you’re just not feeling inspired, don’t worry. You just need to shake things up a bit.

A simple way to stay creative is to not stress so much thinking about the results you want. But instead, think of why you started. This will allow you to look at your work from a fresh perspective and help you come up with better ideas. Also, if you’ve been stressing over something for too long, take a break and engage with other forms of art. For instance, writing, sketching, or getting inspired by the cinematography of a certain movie can be some good ideas. Interact with other creators, and have a look at their work. Inspiration can come from anywhere.

Remember, such setbacks are bound to happen. Even the greatest artists have suffered from creative block at certain points in time in their career. The key is to look around for motivation, absorb the positivity, and move on with a fresh mindset.

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