I am in the middle of what can be compared to “writer’s block.” A few people have been talking about my photos, and the question – “what are you going to take next?” – has popped up in those conversations. I will admit, it is difficult for me to know.
I realize that photographers are a diverse group of people. Some are great at creating photos while others are more spur of the moment, see it and take it. I am the latter. I have no difficulty seeing something and creating a way to photograph it. I can almost say that most of my photos are just stumbled upon accidents. Of course, this is not true because I am constantly looking for things to photograph. If I am in a studio and have to create a photo, it feels unnatural.
Lately, I have been exploring a few different photographic subjects. Some have been studio type portraits. Others have been attempts to expand my capabilities. It appears that this exploration has left me with “photographer’s block.” The conversations have left me pondering – well, what is my next photo going to be?
How do I overcome this? Other photographers recommend scheduling photo trips to take the photos that are enjoyable to take [“take what you want to take”]. Maybe it is time for one of these treks. It is possibly time to stumble upon the next photo!