This winter I felt like I was in a creative rut. The last couple years I would brave the cold with no problem to get photos. This year I just couldn't get motivated for some reason. Even taking photos indoors felt like too much effort (mostly because I've been having such bad luck with locations as per my post a few weeks back). I'm glad that spring is finally here and I'm starting to feel inspired again. I've seen other people on social media say they've also felt like they were in a creative rut, so I decided to share some tactics I use to get myself motivated again.
•organize your inspiration
I'm constantly saving photos that inspire me on Pinterest and Instagram, but it can be easy to click save and never reference back to them. Whenever I'm in a creative slump, I go back and gather inspiration. I create a mood board or album to help me organize my thoughts.
•put on music to set the mood
I'm so inspired by music, so putting on music to set the vibe of what I'm shooting really helps me to get into character. While shooting these photos I of course was listening to sunny, 60's pop music.
The day I took these photos, it was a sunny Saturday day and I had a laundry list of items to shoot photos around. I knew I had to take advantage of the nice weather and get some new content, but I still wasn't feeling it. I decided to just start, and once I did, I really got into this shoot. Taking photos is a lot like drawing, writing or any other art form, I feel like once I get warmed up, the ideas just start flowing out of me. Sometimes getting started is the hardest part.