One particularly difficult aspect of being a professional photographer that does not get discussed enough is what one does when they encounter the inevitable creative block. This excellent video discusses what you can do to overcome a creative block.
Coming to you from Taylor Jackson, this great video discusses what you can do to get past a creative block. When you are a hobbyist, the nice thing is that you can step away whenever you need a break. However, when you are a professional and constantly expected to produce work, it can be very difficult to get through a creative block, and you do not have the luxury of simply walking away until you are feeling imaginative again. Personally, I have found that it really helps to have a bag of tricks to fall back on when needed — these being poses, compositions, ideas, etc. that I know will work. I do not use these immediately on a shoot; I always try to find something creative that plays off the natural energy and context of the situation, knowing that I still have that arsenal to fall back on if things are not working out. Check out the video above for Jackson's full thoughts.