Let’s talk about inspiration.
Being inspired is one of the most important things about being a photographer.
Where you find your inspiration will differ from person to person. Whether you find it in your clients, other photographers, another artist, music, or your own mistakes, that light inside that makes you feel the way you do about photography should be the greater focus above all else.
Weddings can become monotonous, redundant, and can wither away our inspiration due to repetition. I know this because I’ve heard so many photographers tell me.
I want to share what I’ve been up to this winter, because it has got me so excited for this upcoming wedding season.
In my opinion, shooting for yourself is one of the most important things we can do to stay inspired.
If its your kids, your pets, nature, landscapes, portraiture, concerts, or whatever; you should shoot it.
Shooting nothing but weddings is like eating the same thing for dinner every single night.
I have been lucky enough to acquire a rangefinder system; which is a whole other topic, and if you know me you know I don't like to rant about gear.
What the rangefinder has done for me was change what I look for in a photograph. We all look for that perfect light, or composition. Maybe you are trying to learn the next cool thing like a multiple exposure, or pixelstick light painting.