BP Tip of the Day: Getting Out of a Creative Block


This article was originally published in August 2011.

If you are stuck in a rut, try these simple tips to get the ideas flowing.

Listen to Music: Music is almost always the best way to inspire yourself when nothing seems to work.

Give Yourself Weekly Assignments: Select a topic that is simple, but focused and concentrate only on photographing that.

Travel: Everything seems new when we travel, and almost every subject becomes a potential photo opportunity.

Take a Break: If none of this works, keep your camera aside for some time. Engage yourself in some other hobby for awhile. Come back and shoot once you are refreshed.

Photograph/Jonathan Ruchti

Photograph/Jonathan Ruchti

Tags: Composition, music, photography, breaks, assignment, inspiration