At some point in your photography, your enthusiasm for it will sadly decline. It's inevitable. It happens to most photographers, so don't feel guilty.
It has happened to me a number of times over the years, and through those experiences, I believe I have found some of the best solutions to keep me constantly motivated.
This is episode nine of a 10-part series looking at Photography Basics. In this episode, I look at what to do when your photography-mojo leaves you, when inspiration and motivation feel beyond reach.
If you've ever found yourself in the wilderness, dry, lacking creative inspiration, you were not alone and hopefully the experiences I share with you today will be genuinely helpful the next time it happens.
I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to this broadcast and I hope that you have found it interesting as well as entertaining. If you're looking to improve your photography and you live close enough to our training centre in Fleet, Hampshire, you could attend one of our workshops (or our longer courses) in both photography and photo-editing.
If you're at the beginning of your photography journey you might find this one-day introduction, just what you're looking for:
Run four times a year, this one-day photography workshop will equip you with the knowledge you need to move from simply being a camera-owner… to becoming a real photographer! Whether you're photographing your kids, snapping your holidays or you're hoping to progress your photography to a more creative level, you'll still need a solid grasp of the basics.
Alternatively, If you want a course that raises the bar, something to immerse yourself in for a whole year, you'll want to join our Photography Masterclass. Run twice a year, with intakes during Spring and Autumn, it is our core workshop.
Students in the Photography Masterclass will build a solid foundation of technical and creative skills. They will learn not only how their cameras work and how to shoot with a creative eye, but there are modules on photographing people, working with flash, shooting landscapes, macro photography, as well as two modules on editing.
This is a ten-module photography course with photo assignments between sessions. Each session lasts three hours and will include time to examine assignment images and take part in practicals (where appropriate).
Or you could simply have a go at our Photography Assessment Tool