Ever feel creatively stalled? We all do from time to time, but successful photographers know how to break out of their creative slump. Here are some of the ways I've learned to push myself and grow over my career.
I’d like to start by talking about a window. A broken window, specifically. A man by the name of Nathan Howe introduced this idea with his own story of a broken window, wherein a child threw a ball through his window and shattered it, so they boarded it up.
s artists, we get our inspiration from literally everywhere. As creatives, our minds are constantly running, and we often—no, most times—can picture beauty in a scene where others cannot.
One of the most frequent comments that I hear as a photographer is, “I don’t know how to be creative!” Or, I will sometimes hear, "How can I be creative?" The immediate feeling that I get when hearing this statement causes me frustration, and sometimes sadness.
Burnout comes not just from how hard you have to work, but because you’re always trying to find a way not to be bored of what you’re doing every single day. It’s not easy to be a self-starter and conjure up a work ethic that could rival anyone’s. To add creativity on top of it and have to be creative on demand requires a magic formula that very few people figure out. I want you to be successful not just in photography, but in life as well. Here’s what helps me in photography and owning my own business.