by John Baikie Published
I believe it's a common thing for photographers to hit a patch where they don't feel inspired, and think their work has hit a dry spell. I hit this patch last year, and despite people telling me my work was good, and improving constantly, I felt I needed to do something to get me thinking again. Customers are all happy with the work I produce but I just felt I'd gone a bit stale, and was running out of ideas.
Feeling this way is the easy bit, fixing it is not so simple. So what do you do? Take time out? Go on holiday? I tried spending a few days shooting landscape photography, but still felt the same. I had been asked to go to Spain in early February to take part in Martin Grahame-Dunn's 'Aspiring To Fellowship' course, and it was there that I saw the light, so to speak! During the week-long course we were put in situations where you had to think on your feet, constantly coming up with ideas. There were three of us on the course and only one model to shoot with for the week. The difficult but very useful thing was to keep coming up with new ideas in that situation. The week went very well, and we were all very proud of what we had done.
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