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Thoughts on Awakening Creativity

Being stuck in a creative rut can be one of the most frustrating things a photographer can experience, and paradoxically, trying to force your way through it can often only make it worse. This fantastic video essay features a photographer sharing his experience with a creative lull, what worked, what did not, and the most important lessons he took away from the experience. 

Coming to you from Rick Bebbington, this excellent video essay discusses creative lulls and how to awaken your creativity. No doubt, this can be incredibly frustrating, and it is not always clear how to get out of the rut or even when it might end. As Bebbington discusses, one of the most important things is not becoming overly frustrated or angry because of the issue. This is the sort of thing where if you put up resistance, it just tends to get worse. Rather, accepting the creativity tends to ebb and flow and working on maintaining your happiness and satisfaction in spite of the lulls can actually make them pass more quickly. You will often find that the moment you stop trying, the creative juices tend to start flowing again. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Bebbington. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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