Get Your Creative Juices Flowing with Different Focal Lengths ~ Joseph Eckert

I’ve gone through periods of low creativity in my photographic journey. Times when I don’t have compelling ideas or nothing seems new. When the excuses why not to go takes pictures (“It’s too cold, it’s too hot, the light isn’t right, it’s too cloudy, it’s not cloud enough”) manage to outweigh my need to photograph, and I go into an unproductive slump. It can be hard to break out of these slumps, but there are lots of ways to get the spark back including everything from: getting on dPS to read articles; to looking at galleries of other photographers’ images online for inspiration; to choosing a slightly different route or time to work, in order to see the world in a different way.

In this article I’m going to touch on just one of those “creativity sparks”, specifically, getting creative with focal length, even the point of breaking the “rules.”

Before I get to the meat of the article, please note I’m not saying you have to go spend thousands of dollars on new lenses. If you can afford to, want to, and need to, then by all means do so – new gear is one more method of lighting the creativity fire in your soul again. Instead, however, I’m suggesting you work on finding new ways to shoot with the gear – the lenses – you already have. Read More:

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