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How do you keep taking photos?

Grimm 11 587 6
5 Jan 2008 1:58PM
It's been many months since I last handled my cameras. I think I have a photographer's equivalent of a writer's block. No inspiration at all. At times i cant even make myself touch the camera. I had people asking me to take their photos but i always wiggle myself out of it. Maybe because i got tired of doing the same thing. I think i am still interested in photography, i still buy mags and books and still visit epz ( just renewed my e2 membership). Should I see a shrink?

So how do you guys do it?


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Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
5 Jan 2008 2:02PM
It's quite normal.

But I go over to the dark side when this happens. (Video - shock, horror! Grin)
Grimm 11 587 6
5 Jan 2008 2:04PM
LOL its worth a try!
justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
5 Jan 2008 2:15PM
I've never gone several months without taking a photo, but often go two or three weeks without using the camera during this time of the year.
I find the break really makes you come back with
renewed enthusiasm and a refreshing outlook on what you hope to achieve in the coming weeks/months/year.
looboss 11 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2008 2:20PM
I find these dark grey days especially on my days off a real turn off! is it S.A.D. ?

never Mind I have a party booked soon and I am being invited as the official tog Smile
Long live Friends Reunited LOL!
Grimm 11 587 6
5 Jan 2008 2:25PM
I hope it will be the same with me Justin. I need a new mountain to climb, a new challenge ( even though I dont think i climbed the last one yet).
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
5 Jan 2008 2:27PM
Well Glenn, I notice most of your uploads are people related.

Maybe you should keep away from that side of things for a while. There is so much else to try.
Grimm 11 587 6
5 Jan 2008 2:48PM
Thanks CB, maybe I should do that.
Grimm 11 587 6
5 Jan 2008 4:07PM
I guess i'll also be very happy not to touch my camera for 15 years if at the end of it i'll be taking photos of lovely naked women like you do. Never mind if i dont get paid for it Wink
Grimm 11 587 6
5 Jan 2008 4:38PM
Thanks Adrian.
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
5 Jan 2008 4:50PM

Quote:Quote:now i have to cus i get paid to.

Oh you poor soul Wink
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
5 Jan 2008 4:57PM

Quote:Quote:Quote:Quote:now i have to cus i get paid to.Oh you poor soulshut up you lol

Just wait until I get on the vodka! Smile

(apologies to Glenn for lowering the tone - I'll go away now!)
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
5 Jan 2008 5:03PM
i'm also in the same boat, just don't have the enthusiasm to go out for any length of time to try to shoot some good landscape, i think i just need to change my photographic genre even if temporarily, i'll try something else, the problem is that here in California the best times to shoot landscape is NOW!!!! come May there will be nothing but clear blue skies and sunshine and not a cloud in sight for 6 months, all this has come at the wrong time of the year for me. maybe i'll just go back to landscape in 10 months or so, a change is as good as a rest i think the saying goes!
Grimm 11 587 6
5 Jan 2008 5:08PM
No worries guys. Feel free to do what you do. That is why I read the forums anyway Wink.
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
5 Jan 2008 5:33PM
I sometimes get that too but I try and look for a new location locally when I do. Somewhere I can on my own and new.

I tend to use Google Maps, Ordanance Survey site and look for old ruins or places that I just dont know anything about and go to a few to see what I find. Also there a few good heritage sites that show historical spots in your area. These can show up places you thought where just a mound in a field and it turns out to be some celtic or roman fort thousands of years old. I just love spots like that.

I also just go out with nothing in mind and hope for the best with no pressure. I think it can be the pressure to get a decent shot that can put you off going out..

Good luck, Tommy

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