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Old 06-07-2010   #1
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Hi folks,
I've had a couple of months lately where I haven't done much of any creative shooting, despite having a nice new rig to use. I'm not sure how or why I've gotten into this creative funk, but I for darned sure want out of it in a hurry. Any suggestions for jump starting the old creative spark?

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What do you enjoy shooting?
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Try some of the Still Life challenges in that board. They're a lot of fun and there are great mods there to help.
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What do you enjoy shooting?
vehicles, portraits, architectural (though I get plenty of that at the 9-5 job), abstracts

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Try some of the Still Life challenges in that board. They're a lot of fun and there are great mods there to help.
I'll check them out, thanks!
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vehicles, portraits, architectural (though I get plenty of that at the 9-5 job), abstracts

How about wildlife?
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The trick I have found is to use your camera to document the things that excite you. That tends to change over time, sometimes you go through a period when you are not excited. One of the things that I found helped was to switch to shooting for others. Trying to satisfy their vision rather than your own, is quite a challenge. When photography is the end all by itself, you can easily become bored with it. Sometimes the only thing that works is hanging up the cameras for awhile.
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The trick I have found is to use your camera to document the things that excite you.

Tried that. Almost got arrested
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How about going on a shoot and trying a format that is alien to you..I have 24-70 and 100-400 lenses I almost always go for the 100-400 to get close in shots...
24mm setting is rarely used. So I'm going out and just stay on that..I want to look at life in a completely different way. Heck I might even enjoy it.
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Tried that. Almost got arrested
Please go on, Sir!
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"Please go on, Sir!"
'Does sound like (possible) fun!
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