I’ve recently written of changing my approach to photography. I’m going to start shooting less wildlife and more collector, race and rare cars.
A friend told me he was sad to hear I was leaving wildlife photography. I am not “leaving” it, I am simply reducing the amount of time I spend making wildlife images in favor of making images I find more interesting at this time.
As I’ve gone through this change, selling gear I don’t need, streamlining my studio, getting ready to build a new facility large enough to photograph cars inside, I’ve realized one thing – it’s exciting. Change can be good.
The ancient Tartar curse says:
May you stay in the same place forever.
I think that even if you don’t have the urge to find a new kind of photography, consider dabbling in something different. Change things up. Try a photographic genre you’ve never tried before. Look at pictures from photographers who are outside your typical sphere of influence.
It’s too easy to get comfortable doing the same thing over and over. Sometimes you have to take chances – or else you face the curse – staying in one place forever.
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