Get Your Mojo Back: Changing Your Perspective

You've probably been there before: stuck in a creative rut. I know I have. It's easy to get into when you're shooting the same subject matter over and over again. Don't believe me? Try shooting ecommerce on white non-stop for a month and you'll see what I mean. But sometimes all you need is a change in perspective to set things right, figuratively and literally.

In this video we go along with Adam from First Man Photography as he sets out to break himself of his own rut. Early in the morning in North Yorkshire with a Canon 5D Mark IV and Mavic Pro in hand, he's on a mission to regain his passion for landscape photography. At first you might say, "Wait a tick, here's a landscape photographer talking about how he's gotten bored with landscapes, and his solution is to go take more pictures of landscapes?" But, in doing so I think he's out there doing something for himself, and it works! He shows us how simply changing from a normal perspective of the camera can yield wonderful compositional results. Not only is changing the vantage point of the camera an important way to discover new shots and ideas, it can also be a metaphor for anything in your life that feels old and stale. Change the perspective, and you'll see something new, something different. And that might just be what you need to breathe some life into your work. 

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You had me until you mentioned drones. Ugh.

Tommy Feisel's picture

Oh c'mon, watch the video! He doesn't even really talk about the drone, just offers up some nice views from it. =]

Well... Okay. If you say so. ;-)

Edit: So I watched it. Sorry...not especially interesting or enlightening. If he's just now adding perspective to reignite his passion for Landscape Photography, that's kinda sad. And I still had to sit through boring drone video. :-(
The good news is, I didn't die! ;-)

Tommy Feisel's picture

LOL well, at least you gave it a shot. I doubt that this was the first time he used a different perspective in his work, and the way he was recharging his love of landscapes was, I think, accomplished by getting out to shoot something for himself.

While watching, I kept thinking of the saying, "It's easier to stay out than to get out."

I should have said, I enjoyed the pheasant interludes.