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If you're like me, there's times when the same old thing you always do with photography gets a little boring.
The question is, how do you extract yourself from that boredom?
The answer is really just to challenge yourself - and even restrict yourself - to find new ways of seeing and photographing the world around you.
This might sound like a crazy way to do things, but if you watch the video above by Pierre T. Lambert, you'll see that in practice, getting out of your comfort zone can have all kinds of positive impacts on your work.
For starters, Pierre suggests that you put yourself in a limited space in order to kick your boredom.
Doing so forces you to see things from a new perspective and find ways to "escape" that limitation of space through more interesting compositions.
Whether it's restricting your view down a narrow street or hunkering down next to a tall building, find ways to limit what you see.
Another way that Pierre suggests that you can escape from your photography boredom is to use only one type of lighting.
That is, head out with your camera and challenge yourself to only use frontlighting or backlighting or sidelighting.
Again, putting this kind of restriction on yourself makes you think harder and try harder to create an eye-catching shot. And in that sort of a challenge, you can find new inspiration that might just extract you from your creative rut.
Pierre offers three more excellent tips for overcoming boredom, so be sure to check out the complete video above, and for even more photography tips, have a look at his YouTube channel as well.