Breaking through to the other side!

February 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

There comes a point in a photographer's life where they feel like they can't improve anymore. They seem to get into a rut and cannot get inspired by their craft. It can be discouraging and disheartening when this wall is hit because he/she seems to lose that creative edge. Some feel they lack the creativity to continue. I recently went thru this phase. In fact, its not the first time either. Two years ago, I was sitting in a class room debating this topic. At that time I was told by my instructor to push thru it. I was feeling like I lost my MOJO. I did not think I could create anything new and I was no longer excited about photography. He was right. It took me about 3 months, but I was able to gain back that creative desire. I found myself looking at photography in a new light.

In fact, this happened again recently. I was feeling uninspired and lacked the desire to create. And, once again I was reminded that I need to get out and just photograph anything and everything. My lack of enthusiasm stemmed from my lack of sales. It had been over a month since my last sale and I felt like I was losing my mojo. 

I have discovered that I need to be patient when it comes to selling artwork. Thursday, I had a lengthy discussion with about a dozen colleagues that seem to think that I was not being realistic. I had become rather discouraged by the fact that I had not had any sales at Art Basel in Miami. This was compounded by the fact that I had spent quite of bit of cash on producing prints to show at the event.

But, my luck changed this afternoon. I found out that I sold a very large photograph from Glacier National Park.

What it means to me is that I need to be a bit more patient and not get discouraged so easily.

 

 

 

 

 

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