Five Ways to Get Inspired to Create Better Photos

Creativity and inspiration wax and wane, and it can be difficult to constantly produce new and innovative ideas. Nonetheless, there's a lot you can do to keep your creativity in shape, and this great video will give you some helpful tips so you can keep producing great photos.

Coming to you from Chelsea Northrup, this helpful video talks about what one can do to keep their creativity flowing. I personally think one of the biggest misconceptions is that creativity is a sort of magical thing that fleetingly visits the artist, but all the best photographers I know are able to consistently produce top work because they're simply that: consistent. That's probably the biggest theme of this video. When you practice every day, you build an arsenal of tricks, techniques, and ideas you can fall back on when you're not feeling especially inspired. As Northrup mentions in the video, a great way to do this is to find a muse (it doesn't necessarily have to be human either) that you can explore photographically, playing with light, composition, time of day, post-processing, and more. Doing so will help you see all the creative possibilities with every subject you shoot. 

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chelsea Northrup's picture

Thanks for sharing my video, Alex!
I've had so much fun reading the comments about what inspired everyone else.

Alex Cooke's picture

Thanks for making it! Great stuff! :)