Am I in a Photographic Rut?

Sometimes it’s instructive to periodically look at your photography and ask the question “Am I in a Photographic Rut?”

Have I been shooting the same subject over and over again? Sometimes from a different perspective but pretty much the same subject matter.

Maybe it’s time for a change. You might objectively look at your images and evaluate where you are in your photography.  Some of those questions might include:

  • “What types of images have I been shooting?”
  • “Is there any variety in my images?”
  • “Should I expand my subject matter?”
  • “Am I growing and improving?”
  • “What do I need to do to take my photography to the next level?”
  • “Is there a different perspective I should look at that I am missing?”
  • “Could I shoot some other subjects that would help me improve my primary photographic focus?”
  • “Would evaluating other photographer’s images of the same or similar subjects give me some ideas and inspiration?”  (Note: Don’t just copy other photographer’s work. Be creative. Take a different approach.)