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Akatzmarkphotography 3:03am, 14 August 2008
Feeling kinda blah.. looking for a growth period... Inspire me... Give me a challenge.. something.. anything!
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
I hear you. I have also been in a slump. I have another 6 month old shoot tomorrow night. Maybe I will try to do something different.
Got any ideas for me?

Maybe you could try some nature abstracts like this:
www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/47/266947.jpg

Basically you focus on the flowers or trees or whatever and you pan up during the exposure. Generally in the 1/2 to 2 second exposure range.

It is definitely Something different.

I used this technique with birch trees once
Gooseberry Birch 2
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Drew C 10 years ago
when i'm in a slump i go downtown and confront people i normally wouldnt. ask 'em for their story, and oftentimes fork out a few bucks to get it. i dont necessarily recommend it but, its been interesting nonetheless (and of course i get their pictures)
Anna Merritt 10 years ago
Shawn, that one with the birch trees is AWESOME!! I am going to try that if the sun comes out...thanks!!!
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Start a 365. I didnt get through mine, but it gave me a lot of ideas.

HBR has been doing the same 365 for about 3 years now : )
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Sounds like it's time for you to switch gears for a while. Pick a type of photography that you're interested in and say, "I'm only going to shoot THIS kind of photos for a while." In a month or two you'll either be ready to get back to what you like best with a bunch of new skills and perspective or you'll have found something you like even more :-).

Jason
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Or try film.
Anna Merritt 10 years ago
my first try...the sun hid again...will keep trying...thanks! This is fun!!! I think the colors are what really make the difference!

just for fun
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Nice!
Overcast will work fine, you want the light to be not so bright, it will allow you to get the longer exposure.

Also, try zooming in or zooming out during the exposure.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
LOL -- Nate, I am close to the anniversary of my FIRST 365. That means that I am only 150+ days behind!

Search others images (Flickr explore, photogs websites, magazines, etc.) until you are sick of it. Put it all away, have some cookies and milk, and by the time you have finished the milk, I bet something will come to mind that you really want to do.
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
Thanks guys i am going to try to get some insperation today, maybe ill take my sick but for a walk with the kids
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
I say, find someone in the group that you like their photos and hang out with them and do a photo walk. Its always interesting to see how others go about getting their photos.
Also, to go along with what jason said, instead of picking something youre interested in, instead, pick something you arent interested in at all and try it out for a few days/weeks. Like sports photography or something. You may find something you like about it, and maybe even learn something to help you out in other areas.
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
Anyone wanna get into trouble tomorrow in Duluth?
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
What kind of trouble? I dont want to go to jail kinda trouble lol
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Akatzmarkphotography Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Akatzmarkphotography (moderator) 10 years ago
hahah no idk something not of the usual "child" photography.. I am thinking some boudoir.. I might have a friend interested
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JustinSinks Posted 10 years ago. Edited by JustinSinks (admin) 10 years ago
Sounds like fun. where at in duluth?
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
wait, i just re-read that lol, i thought you wanted to to child photography.
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Whatever Justin, we all know you would want someone to shoot Boudoir photos of you around Duluth.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
:P yeah, i thought i was being sly ;)
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