Photography is a creative pursuit, and as such, our inspiration can wax and wane. The truth is, though: inspiration is overrated.
Coming to you from aows, this great video discusses why inspiration is overrated. It can be easy to avoid shooting one day (or even an extended period of time) when we are not feeling inspired, but this is a dangerous line of thinking to fall into. If you are an amateur, sure, you can afford to take time off as desired, but if you are a professional, clients expect images and will not wait on the whims of your imagination. Even if you are a hobbyist only, you might be cheating yourself if you do not just get out there to shoot. Instead of waiting for creativity to strike, the more you practice your technique and build an arsenal of creative ideas, the more the process becomes more cerebral and less subject to hoping imagination will strike (not to say that this will not still play a role). It is simply about teaching yourself to become more confident as a creative and consistently able to produce results no matter your mood. Check out the video above for the full rundown.