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Hello Ipernity friends. I have a little problem I’d like some help with. I’m currently in a photography slump and I’m sure some of you have experienced the same thing at one time or another. I have a long list of excuses, camera has been acting up, it’s winter in NJ and everything is cold and grey, January’s Florida trip was cut short due to a family situation and that’s usually a good source of photo opportunities, blah, blah, blah…. I’m thinking a good weekly challenge group might be the motivation I need so suggestions would be great. Any tips on how you’ve overcome a slump would be welcome too. Thanks in advance.

5 comments

StoneRoad2013 said:

There are quite a few weekly / challenge groups - almost one for every day of the week ! [see section 3 in a recent team article ... www.ipernity.com/blog/team/4741102

I have got over past slumps via photographing the household pets, setting up "still life" and colour compositions and other self-challenges.
14 months ago

Ed Letts replied to StoneRoad2013:

Thanks. I did see the article with the challenge groups just wasn't sure which would be good for me. I'll take a look again. We did get a new kitten last year but he's only 9 months old and never sits still long enough to shoot. I have a lot of blurry photos of him :) I'll keep trying. I haven't done much still life so I'll give that a go.
14 months ago

Keith Burton said:

Everyone loses their Mojo now and again Ed. I'd stop trying so hard and just take a couple of weeks off. During that time have a look at other peoples images and see if anything inspires you.

I carry a small notebook everywhere and jot down things I see, and ideas for photos. There will always be something you like.

Maybe do a couple of on-line photography courses, don't take them too seriously though, take them just for fun.

Also have a look at YouTube..........there are thousands of photograph related videos on there, some better than others. Maybe try one on pet photography for some tips on photographing your cat!

Finally, have a Google (other search engines are available) and see if there are any camera clubs near you.........if not maybe there's an on-line one?

Best of luck..............I'm sure you'll get your Mojo back soon :-))
14 months ago

Ed Letts replied to Keith Burton:

Thanks. I also spent some time this morning going through my unused photos and found a few I like. Sometimes I'm my worst critic and pass over some just because it wasn't exactly what I was going for. I took a look at your photos and got some inspiration there.
14 months ago

Keith Burton replied to :

Thanks for making me a contact............I've reciprocated. I'm looking forward to following your photo-stream Ed.
14 months ago