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Stuck in a rut?

June 30, 2020

Stuck in a rut?

YES ME TOO!

Believe it or not, professionals get stuck and get lost for motivation too!

So what do I do as a professional to get out of it?

I do just what’ best - get back to basics.

I ask myself "Why did I get into photography in the first place?"

"What turned me on about getting out and photographing?"

I’ll tell you what did it for me - I love creating. I love expressing myself in a way that illustrates the beauty of the landscape.

So if I can be immersed in the landscape then illustrate that with an image that does the landscape justice, then I’m happy.

Recently, I was struggling.

I decided to go out and shooting an amazing image. I visited a new location here on the Mornington Peninsula and said to myself that I wasn’t going to shoot anything that wasn’t me. Today I was going to shoot what I felt.

I wanted to lift my camera up to a landscape that caught my attention - one the DEMANDED my attention. One was jumping up and down and saying, "Hey what are you waiting for? Quick, capture this!"

In the end I got it. I trusted my instincts and it came off. 

trusted myself and took a photograph that I would have taken when I first started out. You know, the one that I wouldn’t have known what the hell I was doing but I would have been guided by my eye and get it anyway.

So the next time you’re in a rut, just trust your instinct.

If you go out and feel it, capture it. If you don’t see anything that turns you on, don’t shoot. Hold yourself to a higher standard. Don’t settle for second best.

Cheers Tom Putt

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