photographer’s block

Writers get it. Can photographers get it? I think I have it, the “it” being photographer’s block.  For the last two years I have been working very hard to improve my photography skills. I have had a vision of where I wanted to take my photography. I have worked very hard over many long hours to get me to where I wanted to be. More or less, I have arrived at my destination. 2012 was in incredible learning year for me and as I look back at the images I created, I am very proud of my work.

However, since the beginning of the year, I have been feeling a general malaise about my photography. I feel as though I am at a standstill or perhaps it is a cross roads? Consistently bad weather has kept my photography to a minimum. What little I have produced this year feels as though I am just repeating what I accomplished last year. I keep finding myself asking what is next?  Where do I go from here?

I have some time off next week as I visit my family and my son in Atlanta. Besides the anticipation of seeing many people that I love dearly, I am looking forward to the change of location and routine. Perhaps I will gather some new inspiration.

I’ll be sure to let you know as my thought progress. However, I would like to know if you have every found yourself at a cross roads or with a block in something you’re passionate about. How did you overcome your issues and move forward?

Tim

 

2 thoughts on “photographer’s block

  1. I wouldn’t over analyze this Tim. You so have a natural aptitude for finding the money shot. That won’t go away. You need a muse perhaps. Or really maybe just a break for a while to rekindle … Regroup … Or relax. The weather is definitely a factor … Once belly dancing starts up or perhaps the sunflowers bloom … I’m not at all concerned about missing my daily dose of beauty from you … Don’t fret and just let it be … You haven’t lost your mojo … You just need time to fill your minds eye. Trust the process .. xxo Deb

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  2. Deb,
    I read your comments last night and this morning, they were on my mind as I drove to work. Next week, I am on vacation in Atlanta and looking forward to the break from my routine and fromt this weather. A little sunshine, warmth, family, new scenery… it should do the trick.
    Thank you,
    Tim

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