Being a serious photographer is hard. You go on a wonderful photo expedition in the fall, get all sorts of beautiful autumn leaves, and then the leaves all fall off the trees, and everything goes brown and ugly before winter comes in. How do you stay motivated throughout the year?

Here is some great tips from Photographer: . Frederick Trovatten. I saw this video and know that he speaks the truth if you want to stay motivated. Please watch the video:

One of the major challenges that artists, including photographers, face is remaining inspired. Actually, it’s quite common to feel unmotivated from time to time. What’s important is that you fight your way back and get the creative juices flowing again. Of course that’s easier said than done. Finding your inspiration in reality can be quite a daunting task. If you’re feeling kind of down lately, we have photographer Frederik Trovatten sharing his tips on how you can remain motivated and inspired as a photographer:

An amazing video on how to stay motivated in Photography

A good place to start finding inspiration is within yourself. Try and remember why you started taking photos. Remember the moment that made you fall in love with photography. Also think of where you wanted to reach with photography. Take a moment and think. Doing so will help you in rejuvenating your interest in photography to some extent.

“I really don’t believe that inspiration will just rain down on you and bless you.”

Even if you don’t feel like it, try forcing yourself to take photos. Schedule a few hours every week purely for photography and make sure that you abide by it.  If you do, you definitely won’t regret it.

Getting a read of how other photographers work and think is another great way of gathering inspiration. You can always go through their work, study them, read books, and watch documentaries as a means of getting inspired.

If you’re really struggling to find motivation as a photographer, we highly recommend that you go through Trovatten’s video in-depth. You’re likely to find a least a couple of ways that best suit you to get inspired.

Here’s some more photos taken at a time you wouldn’t normally want to take pictures:

Driving by the great BEAR LAKE on the border of Utah and Idaho, I found this photo while driving alongside the road. I don’t think I would have taken this photo if I wasn’t searching for photos to take. This is a non-peak time of year, but, if you keep looking you will find some photo opportunities.
This photo taken late at night. I was just going for a walk with the dog, and thought the fence on the side was a good opportunity to get good composition with “leading lines”.
This one photo makes me laugh a little bit, because no one would think to take a picture of their grass. But, how many people would see the frost on the grass and find that an interesting photo? Everybody loves this photo when I post this, because they wish they could have seen it first.

An artist never stops during the year because there is nothing to paint. A good photographer does the same.

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