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    I don't know. It either turns out good, or it doesn't. It's natural, IMO. It comes and goes, and can't be learned or encouraged one what or the other. If your photos are sucking, try drawing, maybe, or some other medium. Model building is one of my favorites.
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    Goes with the seasons I find. Winter is fairly grey and rainy here (as is Spring, Summer and Autumn for that matter) so I spend more time printing. When the sun comes out fairly regularly after April I'm fairly keen to start shooting more.
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    if you have nothing to say photographically,
    you have to try to figure out what exactly you want to say ...

    and if your printed images don't excite you .
    try to understand how they want to be printed.
    interpreting what you have on your film is almost as hard
    or harder than getting the image on the film ...

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    John, I was thinking when I saw that you had posted "he's gonna say something about getting a cup of coffee". How wrong I was. Toffle, you are right - no magic bullets. And post less, photograph more. Amen to that. 2F/2F - thanks for reminding me about model building. And Stradibarrius, who knows, maybe unicorns like colour?
    “Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.” - Lao Tzu

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    Take some time to read the book "Art and Fear," by David Bayles and Ted Orland. If that doesn't inspire you to create art, nothing will.
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    Drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
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    great post. i wonder this all the time. seems like i go to the same places expecting to photograph something different, (sometimes i do). i rotate through my gear and formats to help keep things interesting, but how nice would it be to just travel the world with your camera. i know the world's great locations have all been photographed before, (but not by me, as i wouldn't mind putting my spin on it one day). that being said, time is on our side as this hobby is something we should all be able to enjoy well into our golden years, as long as we can aquire the necessary materials, (film and chemicals). i have taken up riding my bicycle to stay in shape and almost always bring a camera with me. it is easier to stop and get a shot when you are not in traffic.

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    Look at other photographs. Look at other types of art. Look into your own heart. Look out at your world. Then ask yourself: What is your art about?
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    There is a light that never goes out

    Quote Originally Posted by eddym View Post
    Take some time to read the book "Art and Fear," by David Bayles and Ted Orland. If that doesn't inspire you to create art, nothing will.
    Second that! It's a great read. Actually I often find that when you feel blocked in one area of your life, then it often helps to go and do something completely different, like cooking or riding your bike, listening to some favourite tunes...etc
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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