The Beginner Photography Podcast

318: 10 Tips for Staying Motivated as a Photographer

September 06, 2022 Raymond Hatfield
The Beginner Photography Podcast
318: 10 Tips for Staying Motivated as a Photographer
Show Notes

I have not picked up my camera in more than a month and now that lack of momentum has stopped me from continuing to shoot. Thats unacceptable if I wish to become the type of photographer I want to be. 

So in this episode I share 10 motivational photography tips to help you (and me) to pick back up the camera and get to work!

#1: You dont live in a magical location. Get over it

#2: Give yourself permission to shoot aimlessly with no end goal

#3: Start fresh with a new folder on your computer of the photographer who you are now

#4: Capture the mundane parts of everyday life (Start every day taking a photo of your coffee)

#5: Shoot in JPG to remove the burden of having to edit your photos after you shoot

#6: Go for a walk. The more youre out, the more youll see interesting things to capture. 

#7: Consume less, Create more. Delete Instagram and Facebook off your phone. Share your photos with CloudSpot.io - http://deliverphotos.com/ 

#8: Listen to music when shooting to distract your brain while you focus on photography. I listen to Lush Lofi and Brain Food playlists on Spotify

#9: Set your camera to shoot in Black and White rather than edit the photo later. This will help you to see better compositions and focus on moment.

#10: If you have multiple cameras, sell one and buy a photo book. A photo book will inspire you to shoot in just 3-4 pages. Something scrolling instagram for an hour cant even do. 

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