Don’t Let Social Media Stifle Your Creativity!

Social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, 500px.com and others can be a great way to share you work as a photographer, but they are not the end all be all. Many times photographers get discouraged with the results they find on these sites, especially if they don’t receive a large amount of “Likes” or “Shares” or “Favorites”. These responses are not an accurate gauge of your creativity or ability as a photographer, they are more the results of Social Media popularity contests. I have talked to and see so many photographers become discouraged with these platforms because they don’t …

Ways To Improve As A Photographer

This week I want to post ways that I think we need to use to always grow and improve as photographers. This first shot is an old railroad crane I shot on an overcast day at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Ga. 1. Stop posting on photography forums. Too many times when lots of photographers post to the same forum the work starts to look too much alike. We want to always strive to be fresh and different. 2. Begin looking at art sites more often. Don’t always just look at photography sites, spend more time looking at art …

How to Keep Your Creativity Fresh

One of the many challenges for photographers when starting out as well as experienced shooters is how to keep your creative juices flowing? We often times get bogged down with other things, children, day jobs, home and car repairs, or just plain everyday life in general and we can lose our edge. You might be shooting portraits most of the time because it is your ‘bread and butter’ or how you pay the bills but then you get into this rut of shooting the same stuff over and over again and next thing you know, you’ve lost your creative edge. …