Some people become photographers for a variety of reasons, and not everyone follows the same path. The camera may simply be a means to preserve memories.
For others, however, it's a love that compels them to seek continual development and improvement. When progress appears to be stagnant, they're stuck, and they can't understand why.
This is the first time we've ever addressed this subject in an article, so we'd appreciate it if you could bear with us while we try our best to put this into words that will hopefully resonate with you!
We have read many times that creative people are more likely to experience ups and downs, and self-doubt. So, here's what we've been advised and learnt:
You may become wrapped up in the desire to purchase new lenses, filters, a tripod, camera bags, and so on. With that in mind, just remember that the core of photography is all about taking pictures and being able to express yourself creatively.
It's not about the kit... Don't fall into the trap of all the gear and no idea! We urge you to focus on taking pictures and don't get too caught up in the technical side or what gear you should buy.
There are times when new kit can help you to take your photography to the next level, but it's not always essential. Experiment with what you have and learn how to use your camera to its fullest potential before considering an upgrade.
Do you know when you just have a feeling that a picture is going to be great? Trust those instincts. Often, the best pictures are taken when we let our guard down and shoot from the heart.
If certain themes or kinds of photography make you uncomfortable, while others fill you with excitement, follow your feelings and go where they take you... Think outside the box!
When we get caught up in a rut, it can be difficult to see a way out. We become so used to our normal way of thinking that it's hard to imagine anything different. But if you want to progress and improve, sometimes you have to think outside the box.
One way to break out of a rut is to challenge yourself. Take on a project that is completely outside of your comfort zone. It may be something as simple as trying a new subject matter or shooting in a different style.
By pushing yourself, you will learn new things and grow as a photographer.
There's no denying that practice is important if you want to progress as a photographer. But it's also worth remembering that everyone has to start somewhere.
It doesn't matter if your first attempts aren't perfect – the key is to keep shooting and learning from your mistakes.
Make mistakes and learn from them. Over time, you will develop your own style and start to produce the kind of images that you're proud of. Making mistakes and learning from them is crucial when it comes to growth and improvement.
If you're constantly surrounded by people who are negative about your photography, it's going to be very difficult to progress. Find a group of like-minded people who will support and encourage you, and who will give honest feedback on your work.
If you don't have any friends or family who are into photography, there are plenty of online communities that you can join.
Setting goals is a great way to measure your progress and keep yourself motivated. When you have something to aim for, it's much easier to stay focused and dedicated to your photography.
Your goals can be anything from wanting to shoot a certain number of weddings per year to entering a competition or exhibiting your work.
One of the great things about photography is that there's always something new to learn. Whether you're reading books, taking online courses, or attending workshops, make sure that you never stop learning. As your skills and knowledge grow, so will your confidence. Photography is a lifelong journey, so enjoy the ride!
It's easy to get down on yourself when things aren't going the way you want them to. But it's important to stay positive and believe in yourself.
If you make a mistake, learn from it and move on. Remember that everyone has ups and downs, but it's how you deal with the setbacks that define you as a person – and as a photographer.
If you are a photographer, you'll be immersed in it, seeing amazing pictures all around you, evaluating, comparing, and scrolling through Instagram. This might seem disheartening and de-motivating. Stop it! We don't mean that you should cease looking at images; rather, we recommend that you simply enjoy them and take inspiration.
If you're feeling stuck, don't give up. Take a break, try something new, and challenge yourself. Remember that practice makes perfect, and everyone has to start somewhere. With time and perseverance, you will develop your own style and start to produce the kinds of images that you're proud of.
At Easyframe we are in the business of providing picture frames to capture your mood and presenting them in a way that can be enjoyed.
Article Posted: 27/05/2022 09:53:42