I am coming out of one small little creativity slump. It was a nice two week slump that had me mucho frustrated. I kind of had to leave photo editing alone for a bit. What’s that about? The season? I don’t know.
My remedy was to focus on doing things that sparked my creativity, not drained it. Instead of sitting at the computer editing, I focused on getting behind the camera and shooting. Instead of staring at my computer screen, I looked at the wall behind my desk and started decorating. Instead of stressing over booking sessions, I opened the shots I took on a recent weekend trip to New Orleans and enjoyed the inspiration of the colors and shapes of NOLA. Instead of keeping mothering and creativity apart, I went and purchased a finger-painting set for my son and we finger-painted a couple times last week.
Did all of this work instantly? No way. It was work. But I think that’s part of being a photographer (or an artist of any breed) and making it a business: working at it. It would have been much easier to shelve the camera and put it out of mind for… well until my next scheduled session. But I knew it was important to find a way to reignite my creativity, my passion for taking and making a great shot. Learn from the slump.
Towards the end of last week I felt the love comin’ back. I opened Photoshop and had fun. I uploaded images from my camera that I loved.
That brings me to the title of this post. New specials. I feel the need to create some new incentive. Something special. Something kind of fun. Something to continue to feed my desire to create, and something to light a fire under you to book a session! 🙂 Is that too forward? Well, I mean it. I get dressed and I put on 5 layers of color and texture and I want to do a session! Fall’s clothes make for such fun sessions.
Anyway, I’m thinking. If you’ve got some great idea, post it below! Otherwise, check back when I make another post with this kind of title…. maybe next time it’ll deliver!