3 Reasons You Might Be Frustrated With Your Photography

Photography can be a frustrating thing. It takes a combination of technical skills, creative vision, and often, a bit of luck, and any one of them going awry can throw off the entire process and final result. If you are feeling a bit frustrated by the whole thing lately, check out this great video that features an experienced photographer discussing three reasons why you might be experiencing that irritation and what you can do to remedy the situation. 

Coming to you from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this awesome video discusses three reasons why you might be experiencing frustration with your photography and what you can do to fix things. Of course, if you are a professional, you have commitments that you need to honor, but if photography is a hobby for you, do not be afraid to step away for just a bit. Sometimes, we get a caught in a bit of a vicious circle for one reason or another, and trying to push through the roadblock, whatever it is, just leads to more frustration. Often, just taking a brief break from the whole thing can be all that is required to help you see things from a new and better perspective. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn. 

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Timothy Gasper's picture

You know...it might be ok to get frustrated from time to time. It can have a causal effect of making one slow down...think and analyze what they've been doing and maybe look at things from a different perspective. That could lead to reexamining the way they have approached their shoots and start doing things in a more positive and creative way. Then again....it could cause one to throw their equipment off a cliff. Or set it on fire or blow it up. Yeah...that too. Each person responds differently to certain situations. How we handle these frustrating moments will prove how well...or not well..we grow.

Nick Rees's picture

I got frustrated, took time out from Jan 22 but can't get back. I realised I had already catalogued all the landscape shots in the area over about 4- 5 years, so the inspiration to go out has just disappeared. I've been there and done it. My 500px site is complete. I would like to do something completely different but there are no cities close by for Street photography and I am not sure interesting portraits are possible here either. Arty shots maybe but I need to find a style. I have run out of ideas.