AndrewWayne wrote in post #17182071
If this has been covered to death I apologize for bringing it back up but I am curious. How do you rekindle or keep your passion for photography? I got into photography three years ago and have taken what seems like tons of photographs. I live in Texas and during this past summer heat I put up the camera and now that it is starting to cool down my interest does not seem as strong as it once was. I am planning a shoot for two weeks from now but my heart does not seem to be in it as it once was.
Has anyone else gone through this and how did you reignite your love of photography?
You need a variety of challenges to test your skills.
This year I've photographed an air show, car shows, late-model stock cars on ovals, sports cars on a road course, parades, fireworks, a tractor pull, a horse show, an all -terrain drag race on dirt, and a couple of livestock fairs.
To enjoy photography, it helps to be attracted to the thrill of the hunt, to be able to take on an event that you don't control and be able to reduce that event to images that tell what happened. You can't be isolated from the where you live, and need to be able to find either photogenic events or people that are available.
Larger is the compulsion to be creative. Many who pick up cameras don't have this compulsion, and are more interested in controlling other people or using a camera to make themselves feel important.
If you don't want to be an adventuresome photographer, there's no reason to have any regrets. It's probably best to sell your equipment and use the money for something else you really enjoy. Life is too short to be forced into something you don't want to do.