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Let's face it...
It's really easy to get comfortable in photography and get into a rut.
Another way to put it is that it doesn't take long before you can get set in your ways and become a really boring photographer.
To keep things fresh and keep your inspiration and creativity levels high, try these photography tips to help you stop being a boring photographer.
Challenge Yourself With Different Kinds of Photography
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What better way to shake things up a bit than try a completely different type of photography than you're used to?
In my case, I primarily shoot landscapes, but if that's all I shoot, eventually I get sick and tired of doing it.
When my attitude sours and my desire to shoot starts to wane, I grab my stuff and head out with the intent of photographing something completely different.
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Sometimes, that means going downtown and taking some street photos. Other times that means taking photos of cars or airplanes. Sometimes I take portraits, and other times I try my hand at macro photography.
Am I as good at all of those things as I am landscapes? No. But that's not the point.
The point is that by getting out of my comfort zone, I challenge myself in ways that landscape photography might not challenge me.
That helps me stay fresh, hone my skills, and appreciate the beauty of the natural world even more. That kind of challenge can do the same for you and help you get away from the boredom and start creating compelling photos again.
Show Your Personality in Your Gear
No matter what cameras and lenses you use, they basically all look the same.
That goes for tripods, flashes, and other photography accessories as well.
But there is one way that you can stand out from the crowd and express your unique personality through your gear, and that's with a customizable camera strap.
Take the Viveo camera strap shown above and below as a prime example of this sentiment...
These straps are highly customizable so you can truly have a one-of-a-kind strap that highlights who you are.
If you want a red leather camera strap, a blue leather camera strap, a denim strap with embroidered golden stars, or something in between, the chances are good that Viveo has a strap for you.
And believe it or not, having a strap that helps you express who you are as a person and a photographer can actually help you be more creative.
It's kind of like the feeling you get when you put on a tailored suit or a beautiful dress - you look like a million bucks, you're more confident, and you feel better about yourself.
Well, with a custom strap to tote your camera around with, you'll likely find that you derive similar benefits.
Not only are these straps customizable, but they're also finely crafted using premium Italian leathers.
In fact, unlike many camera strap companies, Viveo controls the entire production process from design to construction. That means unparalleled quality control and impeccable products.
Seriously, there is nothing boring about one of these straps. If you're in a funk, brighten things up with a personalized, comfortable, functional, and beautifully made camera strap! Have a look at their current lineup www.viveo.store/camera-straps.
Try Creating Themed Photo Collections
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Going out and shooting random photos is easy, but creating cohesive collections is a whole other thing.
But that could be just what you need to take your photography to the next level and stop being a boring photographer.
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Themed photo collections can be based on anything you want - a color, a subject, the perspective from which you shoot - you name it!
The challenge, of course, is to create a collection that adheres to the theme you choose but without feeling contrived or as though you're trying to shoehorn the images into the theme.
But that kind of hard work can be just what you need to get out of your creative rut!