Monday, November 14, 2011

I Need Some Time

Do you ever feel like you're lacking creativity? Do you sometimes even consider quitting photography because you feel so uncreative? No? That's just me? Okay. Well, that's how I feel a lot of times. I look at other photos and I think to myself, "Ummm, how do they come up with such amazing ideas?! I could never do that." Those words bounce around in my head all day long some days.

I won't lie and say I'm the most creative person in the world. I won't lie and say I don't doubt my photography skills. Sometimes I struggle with how to pose people, sometimes I struggle with lighting, and sometimes I struggle with being creative. You may or may not be able to tell if I've taken your pictures before, but it's all true. And I do realize I'm young and that photography may not be the profession for me; I'm not blind to that. But it brings me a lot of joy so I shall continue my journey in the photography world for now.

Sometimes I just need a break from the photography world to refocus and to find at least an ounce of creativity somewhere in my little head, though. And also to stop comparing myself to others. I'm not quitting photography forever. DEFINITELY NOT. But right now, with the stress of college and life in general, I'm going to take a break from forcing myself to do things when I can't do my absolute best. I may blog less, I may blog more. I really have no idea. I just need everyone who is wonderful and reads my blog to know that I may not be posting very frequently.

BUT, on a happy note, here's my first attempt at enjoying life and getting out of the house to spark some creativity, like I usually don't. Haha. I went up to see the beautiful trees and houses in Chinquapin with my mom last weekend and although I only took one picture, it was nice. If you haven't been up there and you live around here, you need to go! It's incredible!


  1. You're not the only one, sweet girl. I think we all need breaks from things we love, or else they become forced and monotonous.

  2. You are DEFINITELY not the only one. I think every photographer goes through this, once or even more than that. Lacking in inspiration and creativity is so normal! Take your time, and do what you feel is most comfortable. (: