Getting Your Groove Back
Getting Your Groove Back.
Stimulating photography may be the most demanding of them all. That is because unlike commercial photography, your boss is your creative imagination and the artistic marketplace. And who knows from one week to the next what is considered artistic and what isnít.
It isnít just poetic license that we are using when we talk about you following your creative muse when you use your photography as an expression of your art. You can look at a hundred settings and scenes and only you can know if any have the raw materials for a great artistic piece using your camera. Itís a huge extract on your emotional arrangement and your creative side but it is also one of the most satisfying things you can do. And if you can make a living at it, so much the better.
But one of the problems any trouper has is when that muse just wonít talk to you for a while. Never mind if you have orders in or deadlines that niggardly that you have to be creative on a schedule. She decent wonít cooperate. So we need some tricks to get around these little dry spells and ways to can coax that muse back to work.
One sally is to use the normal highs and lows of your creative side. You know that when it comes to inspiration, its either feast or famine. Sometimes the creativity explodes like a volcano and you have to mass and choose only the best stuff to work on right away. Well when that flow is exploding, take some time and get some of that inspiration recorded. An exemplar journal either on paper or on tape can be used to capture it as briskly as it comes out of that side of your infinite spirit.
Now this is where you are outsmarting that muse. When the well dries up, that inspiration journal can carry you through. You can start plucking the ideas out of there and developing them. Donít worry if you donít ďfeelĒ creative. You can ride the momentum of your creative high to keep your work moving doughty.
The other great thing about using your periodical is often reading your inspiration from when things were popping in your imagination, that will prime the pump and get the fresh director flurry again.
Above unreduced, donít panic when you feel your creative engines grind to a halt. Sometimes a day or so of rest will turn things around. Or go and see some artistic work done by others at the innate museum. Because your fellow artists best work can do wonders to start the flow of ideas drawing near your way again.
Creative funks are because tremendously a part of the process of creativity as the flow of ideas are. So give yourself permission to go through dry spells and donít run yourself down about it. A trip into your archives to review your best work from the past is a great moral booster and it will help you remember that, very well, you are a creative person and, yes, you have done recherche work before and so, yes, you will do good work again.
The final trick is to give yourself permission to create some crap. In other words, donít stifle the restarting of your creative mind by receipts it to too high a standard of quality in every idea you get. You know from previous times of great formative flow that the good ideas come out with the bad. It doesnít help to try to edit them as they flow. So by telling yourself, I am going to go make some bad art, that liberates your inspired apportionment to just be free to express as it wills. It could be that such a trick may be all it takes to unstop the pipe and get the creativity going again.
But it will flow again and you need to have the confidence that it will. And when it does the creative photography you start producing will be owing to good or better than anything you have done before.