Sometimes you can find yourself being stuck in a creative block and coming back with images that you’ve seen over and over again. It happens to all of us and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. But what do you do to get out of it? How do you come back with something different?
Well, the short answer is to just try. Try something new when you’re out shooting. Be brave and take your inspiration from work you’ve seen elsewhere and do you hardest to make it look really really cool. But there is one very important key here – make sure you absolutely have your safe shots.
Don’t go into a shoot and try something you’ve never done before without having your “safe” ones to deliver, that is a massive, unnecessary risk and one that should be avoided at all costs.
However, once you know you have some banging shots in your bag, and you have a bit of extra time – then go for it! Use those last few minutes to try out something different and pay attention to what is working, why it’s working or why it isn’t – so that even if you come back with nothing to show from that creative part – you have at least learnt something.
For this bridal portrait, we wanted to have her in the shadow. We waited for her turn when she spun and took the shot just as she was out of the light. We wanted that “mysterious” shot.