We’ve all experienced it. Those moments when we just don’t have the energy/inspiration/interest in getting out there and snapping photos.
I guess in that way, photography can be like writing. Everyone has heard of writer’s block. Since I write, I’m very familiar with its challenges. In those times, I have a terrible time just wanting to sit in front of my work. And when I do, my mind is blank. There’s no inspiration at all.
There’s an equivalent malady in photography too. It doesn’t seem to have a common name, so I guess we’ll call it photographer’s block. Seems about right. Photographer’s block is a lot like writer’s block. There’s just a blankness when it comes to the photography and a serious lack of inspiration.
But what do you do about it? What do you do when there’s just no get-up-and-go feeling when you look at your camera?
Often what works for me is to walk away. I try to get away from it—either the writing or the photography—and let the feelings work themselves out. Eventually, I feel better and I can get back to my writing or my photography.
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