Remember when you first picked up a camera? It felt like you just picked up a tiny world filled with adventure. You learned, you studied and you created. You developed your craft and formed your own style of photography. You killed it and that feeling you’ve had along the whole way has been indescribable. But does it last?
It’s common to hit that slump where photography feels more like a obligation than a fun afternoon. That’s why we linked up with Sam Cahill for advice on how to keep the photo process fresh. What you want to do is constantly be scouting new locations. The thing about adventure is that it takes place across multiple platforms.
If you just settle in one spot, you’ll be more likely to develop that ‘le sigh’ vibe. Find somewhere that has scenery to bring some power and color differentiation to your photo. Sam says this will bring your subject more in focus and cause the viewer to pay attention to every detail. Sam’s specialty is outdoor photos.
Natural lighting, mountains, the desert and the beach are his glory. If you haven’t already, find your thing. Be able to go to different spots and take a picture that your fans can instantly tell you took. Sam also recommends being as organic with your model as possible. This will allow both of you to be comfortable during shooting which will result in better shots.
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