Almost every photographer I know has experienced a “rut” before. A time when you don’t want to pick up your camera, or maybe you DO want to create beautiful images, but the motivation just isn’t there. It can be so hard to overcome this. If I’m honest, I haven’t been “feeling” photography for a while now. Sure, I still pick up my camera, but I often don’t feel motivated or inspired.
I decided I needed a little push and signed up for Tracey Clark’s Picture Nature Class. I’ve followed Tracey for a while (she created the Shutter Sisters blog which I followed when I first became interested in photography years ago). The class consists of daily prompts for 40 days. I have to say it has been so motivating for me to get out and shoot! The weather has been great too, which has also helped bring it together for me. Here are some of my favorite images from this experience so far.
Sometimes it’s good to branch out, try something new, meet new people (even if just virtually), get out there and enjoy the lovely fall weather.. just pick up the camera and GO! It’s nice to think outside the box a bit and stretch myself creatively.
The Serenity Project is a monthly collaborative photography project. Please continue the circle to my friend, Joan Newton Showers, Charlotte, NC to see what brought her some serenity this month.