I've been pretty low recently. Not been able to get inspired about my photography at all.
My partner hates it. Hates the waiting. Doesn't see the point of driving miles to sit for ages waiting for light, yet insists on coming with me, huffing and puffing.
Tried the usual tricks. Bring your kindle, put game of thrones on your ipad etc. Yet to no avail.
I'm just not getting peace to do my photography, and I don;t look forward to it any more and don't come up with any intersting or challenging briefs.
I don't know what to do. Take a break. Give up. Put the gear away for a while.
I've stopped reading photo magazines as they are so repetitive.
Inspire me. Something new.
Dear sir, Mr. paul13walnut5
Yes, Sir---I have been in your situation/ Super Boring and Stop Shooting the Photos---That 7-8 years ago.
I start shooting the Photographs Since I was 12-13 years old with my Daddy camera Rollieflex 120, And Shoot the Photos for the School, For my University, Until I graduate and Get the Great Job and Work in Bangkok , Thailand until age 25---Yes, I keep on shooting in every subjects, At age 25, in 1974, I and my new wed wife, just grab 2 small baggage and get the cheap airplane one way ticket ---With 50 US Dollars in my pocket, and come to USA. and Live with my Older sister for 2 months, and work 3 hard labor jobs in every days( from working as Chief Architect in the big Construction company in Bangkok , to do the Hard Labor job, Dishwashing in the Hotel's Restaurant, The Painter---Ha, Ha, Ha)---No more Phography, because High cost of films and high cost of develope to get the Photos. Yes, Working 16-20 hours a day, 7 days aweek, and get money, and send my wife to get the PHD. degree in University, And After my wife graduated, She get the job, and I do just one job in the night time, and go to school in the day time, until I got the Master degree in Architecture in 1981. Yes, Make a short cut, After work as Architect for many company, I set up my own company A/ E. company in 1985 and Make as the American's dream to day.
Yes, 7-8 Years ago, I stop Shooting the photos, because I so boring after buy a lot of photographic equipment with out worry about money, and see my self, and my photos = NO IMPROVEMENT AT ALL .
Just, one day, I meet one Old Photographer( Retired Professor/ Scientist = 78 years young at heart) , who shooting the flower at the sidewalk. Yes I talk to him and explain my boring of Photography Hobby, and stop taking the Photo. Yes, He tell me come to join him as the member of local Photography/ Camera Club, And Learn some thing new, Plus teach/ Give my Photography Tricks to the members too---Yes, Two way street---And I get Hook, Not only be the member of two Camera/ Photography Clubs, But I volunteer to teach at the Photography classes at local Community Colledge too.
Yes, Both volunteer job that make me hope and more happy of my love hobby again after stop/ boring 7-8 years ago. Yes, I just join to be a member of Canon Rumors Web Site about 3 months ago, and have learn from so many great teachers , the PRO, and all members---Learn both new technology and the Difference Ideas that make me think , learn and see the difference point of views in my life.
Yes, Sir, I hope that you can see and understand my problem solving of my boring/ stopping love of photography, by volunteer to share our knowledge of photography and our creation to the young/ beginner photographers, in your home town.
Have a great week ahead.
PS. The Photo below = Dr. cal Wong, The Old man , who take the Photos of the flowers at the side walk and invite me to be the member of the local; photography/ Camera club.