How I deal with photography block – going back to my roots

Photography block, a slump, hitting a brick wall, we all have a slump at some point or another, in most cases many. It’s a natural part of being a creative. I have the same issue with writing, writing is an emotional thing for me, so if I’m not passionate, I can’t write.

I often get asked how I deal with it, and I’II be honest, it doesn’t get easier no matter who you are. I have times where I let my photography (or writing) take a back seat for a couple of weeks. In the case of writing, I can prepare blogs in advance, by sooner or later you’ll have a block with nothing prepared. Sometimes you just need to take a break for your own sanity, but starting up again is always a problem.

As for dealing with the block, personally, my solution to photography block is to go back to my roots, which in my case is sports photography. It’s where I drew my original inspiration from and as a result, it’s the easiest place for me to go back to, or rebuild my inspiration from.

ObviousIy what works for me, won’t work for you, but I think sometimes as people shift genre’s, they forget about what got them passionate in the first place.

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