Creative photography may be the most demanding type of photography of them all. That is because unlike commercial photography, your boss is your creative imagination and the artistic marketplace. And who knows from one week to the next what is considered artistic and what isn’t.
It isn’t just poetic license that we are using when we talk about following your creative muse when you use your photography as an expression of your art. You can look at a hundred settings and scenes and only you can know if any have the raw materials for a great artistic piece using your camera. It is a huge drain on you emotionally and on your creativity, but it is also one of the most satisfying things you can do. And if you can make a living at it, so much the better.
But one of the problems any artist has is when that muse just won’t talk to you for a while. Never mind if you have orders in or deadlines that mean that you have to be creative on a schedule. It just won’t cooperate. So you need some tricks to get around these dry spells and to build your confidence to get back to work!
One trick is to use the normal highs and lows of your creative side. You know that when it comes to inspiration, its either feast or famine. Sometimes the creativity explodes like a volcano and you have to pick and choose only the best stuff to work on right away. So when that flow is exploding, take time to get that inspiration recorded. An inspiration journal either on paper or on tape can be used to capture it as fast as it comes out of that side of your soul.
Write it down and review it often to keep the creativity alive!