Motivation Slump During the Summer Months? Try This

Landscape photography during the summer months can lead to a motivational slump due to the weather conditions. Bright sunshine, clear blue skies, long daylight hours, and busy locations can often lead to a drop in productivity and creativity for the landscape photographer.

Changing focal lengths and shooting at 200mm or more on bright days to isolate areas of the landscape is one suggestion. Going deeper into the woods and shooting in the shaded areas is another. Both of these are more than likely a few of the things you do as a landscape photographer to continue to shoot during the summer months. One benefit is that they can tighten up your composition and perhaps open up a new way of looking at the surrounding environment.

Shooting a location that's been photographed numerous times, instead of the thrill of finding an unexplored location can be quite off-putting for most landscape photographers. Get the bucket shot and then explore is probably more widely favored. However, in Thomas Heaton's new video he takes a different path from his usual approach to discovering locations and literally goes by the book.

Check out the video above and perhaps take a leaf out of his book to stop any motivational or creative slump during the long summer days.

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Gary McIntyre is a landscape photographer and digital artist based on the west coast of Scotland. As well as running photography workshops in the Glencoe region, providing online editing workshops, Gary also teaches photography and image editing at Ayrshire college.

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A good video about finding motivation where you can so that you keep shooting. Your images are stunning!